Geranium Leaves Being Eaten Cleanly And Some Have Yellow Brown Discoloration On Back

Question From: Deposit, New York, United States
Q: My ivy leaves geranium has places where some leaves seem to be cleanly eaten. On the back, there is a yellowish brown discoloration. I chose this type because the leaves seemed waxy and strong, yet a problem such as this needs professional help.

A: You may have more then one issue Edith. I recommend you remove a couple of leaves that show both kinds of damage and take them to your local independent garden center that sells this type of plant. Not a big box. They should be able to tell you what's eating your plants. If you want to do your own testing, Bonide's Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew should take care of the what's eating the leaves. The brown spot on the under sides of the leaves may be rust and a fungicide will take care of that. Read and follow the directions on both products. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy