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Simple Steps to Success: Pests and Diseases

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Published: 01 Mar 2010

Description

Pests, diseases, and disorders occur in every garden. Simple Steps: Pests and Diseases breaks down problems in the garden and teaches gardening enthusiasts how to read the warning signs, limit the damage done, and take preventative measures.

Information broken down by section as follows:

Knowing Your Enemy
• What are plant disorders?
• What are diseases?
• What are pests?
• How pests work
• Beneficial garden creatures

Creating a healthy environment:
The stronger your plants, the more likely they are to resist attacks from pests and diseases. Give your garden a head start by meeting your plants' needs and growing them in the appropriate conditions, and learn how to choose the best plants for your own particular site.
• Sunny sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. silver leaves)
• Shady sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. large green leaves)
• Dry sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. fleshy succulent leaves)
• Damp sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. enormous leaves)
• Exposed sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. hairy leaves)
• Acid soil + gallery
• Alkaline soil + gallery

Maintaining healthy plants
• Choosing healthy plants - don't import trouble
• Feeding and watering
• Importance of garden hygiene
• Weeding out trouble
• Tool care
• Trees
• Shrubs
• Climbers
• Perennials, annuals, biennials
• Bulbs, corms, tubers
• Lawns
• Water-garden plants
• Vegetables, fruit, herbs

Defensive measures
• Attracting wildlife
• Companion planting
• Crop rotation
• Booby traps (eg. beer traps, bird scarerers)
• Physical barriers (nets, plastic bottles etc)
• Biological controls & how to use them
• Chemical controls & how to use them

Signs of trouble
• How plants tell you they're in trouble
• Identifying the problem
• Leaf symptoms
• Stem and bark symptoms
• Flower and bud symptoms
• Soil, root, tubers, and bulb symptoms
• Fruit and vegetable problems
• Lawn problems

Seasonal checklists
• Spring tasks
• Summer tasks
• Autumn taks
• Winter tasks

ISBN: 9780756659103 Pages: 144
Size: 184.15 x 234.95mm

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Pests, diseases, and disorders occur in every garden. Simple Steps: Pests and Diseases breaks down problems in the garden and teaches gardening enthusiasts how to read the warning signs, limit the damage done, and take preventative measures.

Information broken down by section as follows:

Knowing Your Enemy
• What are plant disorders?
• What are diseases?
• What are pests?
• How pests work
• Beneficial garden creatures

Creating a healthy environment:
The stronger your plants, the more likely they are to resist attacks from pests and diseases. Give your garden a head start by meeting your plants' needs and growing them in the appropriate conditions, and learn how to choose the best plants for your own particular site.
• Sunny sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. silver leaves)
• Shady sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. large green leaves)
• Dry sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. fleshy succulent leaves)
• Damp sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. enormous leaves)
• Exposed sites + plant characteristics to look for (eg. hairy leaves)
• Acid soil + gallery
• Alkaline soil + gallery

Maintaining healthy plants
• Choosing healthy plants - don't import trouble
• Feeding and watering
• Importance of garden hygiene
• Weeding out trouble
• Tool care
• Trees
• Shrubs
• Climbers
• Perennials, annuals, biennials
• Bulbs, corms, tubers
• Lawns
• Water-garden plants
• Vegetables, fruit, herbs

Defensive measures
• Attracting wildlife
• Companion planting
• Crop rotation
• Booby traps (eg. beer traps, bird scarerers)
• Physical barriers (nets, plastic bottles etc)
• Biological controls & how to use them
• Chemical controls & how to use them

Signs of trouble
• How plants tell you they're in trouble
• Identifying the problem
• Leaf symptoms
• Stem and bark symptoms
• Flower and bud symptoms
• Soil, root, tubers, and bulb symptoms
• Fruit and vegetable problems
• Lawn problems

Seasonal checklists
• Spring tasks
• Summer tasks
• Autumn taks
• Winter tasks

ISBN: 9780756659103 Pages: 144
Size: 184.15 x 234.95mm

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