What types of bugs eat hostas?
Similarly, it is asked, how do I keep bugs from eating my hostas?
In a spray bottle, mix a solution of 2 cups water, 10 drops tea tree oil and 10 drops liquid dish detergent. Spray onto plant leaves, and repeat as necessary to keep insects from attacking your hostas.
One may also ask, what causes holes in hosta plants? Slugs are the usual culprits for holes chewed in hosta leaves, although other pests or factors can also cause this damage. Providing the hostas with good care and following excellent sanitation practices around the hostas will help to prevent or minimize the appearance of holes in the hosta leaves.
Also to know, how do you treat holes in hostas?
It sounds like slugs or snails -- and one of the best treatments for these critters is to use a slug/snail bait. Look for baits at your local garden center or favorite online retailer; there are traditional and organic types available.
What is the best fertilizer for hostas?
Usually no shading necessary. Nutrients: Apply slow release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote, Nutricote, organic fertilizers) or 10-10-10 granular fertilizer around clumps as the hostas emerge. If you only use a liquid fertilizer, then apply weekly beginning as the first leaves start to unfurl.