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Read all about what gardeners do, and how those things can be done better. Whether amateur or professional, these are things every gardener needs to be aware of! Surprisingly, even people who work as gardeners make mistakes, often through ignorance; such as cutting a lawn too low, watering plants too much or using mulch inappropriately. John Mason has been gardening for 50 years since he started his horticulture diploma in the late 1960’s; and many of his staff have similar extensive experience. This book brings all of that experience together and distills it into an easy and informative read for anyone who wants to garden better.

115pages

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1: APPROACHES TO GARDENING
Ways to Garden
Garden Planning

CHAPTER 2: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting and Using Tools and Machines
Types of Gardening Tools and Equipment
Equipment

CHAPTER 3: PLANTS AND PLANTING
Plant Names
Plant Groups
Planting in Garden Beds
Taking Care of Young Plants
Greenhouses and Shadehouses

CHAPTER 4: GROWING MEDIA AND POTS
Soil Composition
Problems with Organic Materials
Potting Media
Plant Containers

CHAPTER 5: WATERING AND FEEDING
Applying Water to Plants
Trickle Irrigation in Easy Care Gardens
Water Saving Measures
Feeding Plants

CHAPTER 6: PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS
Biological Competitors
Environmental Problems
The Importance of Healthy Soil to Plant Health
Garden Hygiene – Keeping the Garden Healthy
How Water Affects Plant Health
Air, Soil Temperature, Light: Importance to Plant Growth
Biodiversity: The Path to Garden and Plant Health
Plant Protection
Protecting from Cold and Heat
Using Organic Sprays and Dusts
What Makes a Weed?
Using Weedkillers
Weed Identification
Weed Control Methods

CHAPTER 7: PRUNING AND MOWING
Pruning Plants
Grass Surfaces
Maintaining Lawns

CHAPTER 8: GARDENING TECHNIQUES
Organic Gardening
Permaculture
No-dig Gardening
No-Till Planting in Turf
Making Compost
Crop Rotation
Seed Saving
Environmental Horticulture
Integrated Pest Management
Hydroponics
Bonsai

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?

  • Every home garden owner
  • Members of garden clubs.
  • Anyone who works in horticulture bur has never studied a comprehensive horticulture course
  • Anyone who has a passion for gardening
  • Anyone who has made costly or time consuming mistakes when gardening


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