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Title:
Rodale's landscape problem solver : a plant-by-plant guide
Author:
Ball, Jeff.
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Publication Information:
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
viii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780878578023
Format :
Book

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"A handy guide for public library gardening collections."-Booklist


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

For distraught gardeners, the Balls list many typical problems and, happily, also provide the answers. The authors assure the reader that insects, diseases, and animal pests won't strike all at once; but in any case, they describe the ways in which to strike back, emphasizing preventative measures. Covered are foliage problems, tests and diseases, and garden management (i.e., the environment and landscape). Included are more than 200 illustrations, lists of sources, and a hardiness zone map. A handy guide for public library gardening collections. To be indexed. --George Cohen


Library Journal Review

This follows the format and approach of Rodale's Garden Problem Solver ( LJ 6/1/88), which focused on fruits and vegetables. Here Ball looks at trees, shrubs, lawns, and other landscape plants. The most popular varieties are described, and detailed care requirements are provided. Common cultivation problems and pests and diseases that afflict these plants are covered. Emphasis is on prevention and on using natural and organic controls rather than more toxic insecticides. Some suggestions, like handpicking insects off plants, are labor intensive, while others rely on the use of biological controls. The second half of the book looks at each pest and disease separately and gives more detailed advice on controlling and preventing problems. This is a good alternative for gardeners trying to avoid more powerful chemicals.-- Peter C. Leonard, Mt. Lebanon P.L., Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.