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.
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About the Author
Mary Horsfall has over 30 years experience in organic gardening, including 23 years growing self-sufficiency food crops organically in a dry-summer environment with only dam and tank water. Mary is an editor and writer for Grass Roots magazine, where she has worked for 18 years. Mary also wrote Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden and Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden.
Table of Contents
Part One: Preparation Prevents Problems 1) Changing Times 2) Start With the Soil 3) Choose Plants That Suit the Spot 4) Drought-Proofing Your GardenPart Two: Rescue Rollout 5) Testing Times 6) Weather Extremes 7) Bushfire 8) When Pests Proliferate 9) Fungal Problems and Plant Diseases 10) What About the Weeds? 11) Gardens to the Rescue