Australian Garden Rescue
Restoring a Damaged Garden
22nd January 2015
- ISBN 9781486300006
- Language English
- Pages 256 pp.
- Size 7.5" x 9.5"
- Images color photos
Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimize future harm.
Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens including the affects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds.
With an emphasis on environmentally-friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly-illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden’s size or location, this book should be part of your gardening toolkit.
"What to do about caterpillars in your cabbages, mealy bugs in your ferns, compacted soil and the threat of bushfire? Mary Horsfall has all the answers in her straight-talking book tackling all the sticky problems for gardeners."- The Sydney Morning Herald
Part One: Preparation Prevents Problems
1) Changing Times
2) Start With the Soil
3) Choose Plants That Suit the Spot
4) Drought-Proofing Your Garden
Part Two: Rescue Rollout
5) Testing Times
6) Weather Extremes
8) When Pests Proliferate
9) Fungal Problems and Plant Diseases
10) What About the Weeds?
11) Gardens to the Rescue