Environmentally Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Disorders in Your Garden and Landscape
This best-selling guide for the rose enthusiast will help you learn how to identify problems, take action when appropriate, and recognize beneficial insects
You’ll get sound advice on how to adapt Integrated Pest Management practices to the home garden -- methods of controlling pests and diseases using alternatives such as beneficial insects, traps and barriers, and less toxic pesticides such as soaps, oils and microbials. You’ll also learn about how to take preventative measures like careful selection of varieties, site selection and planting, proper watering, how and when to prune, and weed management.
Included is a section on cultural practices--including information on establishment, irrigation, soil and nutritional requirements, and pruning.
Profusely illustrated with 50 lush color photographs; includes handy tables on soil pH and nutrient levels; and a reference section.