The Lawn and Garden Owner's Manual: What to Do and when to Do It

The Lawn and Garden Owner's Manual: What to Do and when to Do It

by Lewis Hill, Nancy Hill

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Overview

Create and maintain a picture-perfect home landscape. Veteran gardeners Lewis and Nancy Hill show you how to use their through-the-year calendar to stay on top of regular tasks, plan bigger projects for your climate’s mildest months, and protect your plants from seasonal pests, weather, and disease. This troubleshooting guides will help you quickly identify and easily solve a host of common issues that plague both shrubs and blossoms, so that you can spend more time enjoying your home’s beautiful landscape. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580172141
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 02/15/2000
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: This Old Landscape: Taming It and Caring for It

PART 1: Lawn and Garden Calendar

Early Spring - Mid-Spring - Late Spring - Early Summer - Midsummer - Late Summer - Early and Mid-Fall - Late Fall - Early Winter - Late Winter

PART 2: Caring for Lawns and Gardens

1. Your Ho-Hum Lawn, Attractive Once Again

Lawn Doctor - Remaking Your Lawn from Scratch - Ongoing Lawn Care - Places That Don't Love a Lawn - Alternatives to a Lawn

2. New Blooms for an Old Perennial Garden

How to Rejuvenate Overgrown Perennials - Reviving a Neglected Rock Garden - Installing a Brand New Border - Perennial Border Extras

2. Bringing Out the Best in Ground Covers

Reining In Invasive Ground Covers - Spotty Ground Cover Areas

4. Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Salvaging an Overgrown or Damaged Planting - Starting Over

5. A Face-Lift for Vines

Reining In and Revitalizing Overgrown Vines - Planting a New Vine - Vine Maintenance: Keep it Looking Good

6. Good-Looking Shrubs and Hedges

Flowering Shrubs - Foundation Shrubs - Hedges

7. Revitalizing Roses

Renewing an Old Rose Garden - Special Needs of Each Class of Rose - Planting New Roses - Rose Pest Control

8. Evergreens for Year-Round Glory

Trees and Shrubs - Broadleaf Evergreens

9. Deciduous Trees That Thrive

Determining the Problem - Feeding a Tree - First Aid for Trees - Taking out an Entire Tree - Replacing a Lawn Tree

10. Reclaiming Fruit Crops

Fruit Trees - Small Fruits

11. Water in Your Landscape

Installing a New Water Garden - Growing Aquatic Plants - Caring for Water Plants - Pest Control - Pool Maintenance - Wildlife in Your Garden

PART 3: A Healthy Foundation for Your Lawn and Garden

12. Upgrading Your Soil: The Secret to Good Plant Growth

Well-Balanced Soil - Improving Your Soil - Well-Fed Plants - Coping with Other Soil Problems - Soil pH - Handpan - Soil Moisture Solutions

13. Keeping Your Landscape Out of Harm's Way

Environmental Contaminants - Machinery - Hardiness Problems - Winter Damage - Toxic Plants - Animal Damage

Index

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