How to Get Rid of Garden Pests and Diseases
Over 925 colour photographs
Over 2 illustrations
Over 842 animals
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An illustrated identifier of common and rare garden pests and diseases, and a practical problem solver, with over 900 colour photographs
Keep pests in check by managing the health of your garden soil and encouraging natural predators and beneficial insects in the garden
Learn to identify every type of garden pest, from mammals and birds, to bugs, wasps, flies, butterflies, caterpillars, beetles, nematodes, and other invertebrates
Explains how to prevent diseases, viruses, fungi, bacteria and mycoplasmas from taking hold and spreading around the garden
Divided by category, this comprehensive book lists alphabetically over 800 physiological problems, pests, diseases, disorders and weeds
Advice on good garden practice, and how to encourage beneficial insects into the garden
Explains how to achieve a weed-free garden lawn, and have a disease-free garden
The greatest deterrent to every would-be gardener is coping with weeds and dealing with plants that fail to thrive no matter how well nurtured they have been. This is a guide to the most common garden problems, and some rarer ones also, and how to identify and eradicate them using organic and inorganic means.
Divided by category, this reference book lists alphabetically every physiological problem, pest, disease, disorder and weed that might find its way into the garden. 800 pests and diseases are identified and discussed, with solutions and treatements described for every problem. Over 900 colour photographs are provided for the purposes of better identification.
This is the most comprehsensive sourcebook and practical handbook on this subject available to the amateur gardener. By using this volume any gardener can learn not only to treat over 800 garden pests and diseases, but more importantly how to actually prevent diseases coming into the garden and spreading and also how to eradicate many pests by encouraging natural predators and beneficial insects into the garden.
Andrew Mikolajski is an established and highly respected gardening expert. He edited the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (Dorling Kindersley) and the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Dorling Kindersely) and he has written and contributed articles to virtually every major magazine and specialist journal in the past decade. His published works include: The Practical Encyclopedia of Garden Pests and Diseases (Lorenz Books); Garden Plants and Gardening Techniques (Lorenz Books); The Busy Gardener's Guide (Time Life); Conifers (Southwater); Small Trees (Southwater); Heathers (Southwater) and The Handbook of Gardening (Lorenz Books).
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