Dear Dirt Doctor: Questions Answered the Natural Way

Dear Dirt Doctor: Questions Answered the Natural Way

by Howard Garrett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292728479
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 850,654
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Howard Garrett is a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and organic practitioner in Dallas, Texas. He promotes his organic gardening program, The Natural Way, through his WBAP radio and Channel 8 TV shows, weekly column in the Dallas Morning News, monthly Dirt Doctor’s Dirt magazine, and regional and national speaking engagements.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Basics of Going Organic
    • Ten Reasons to Go Organic
    • Basic Organic Program
    • Balance of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology
  • Soil and Bed Preparation
    • Bed Preparation
    • Planting in Solid Rock
    • Mulch
    • Peat Moss
    • Treated Wood in the Garden or Landscape
  • Compost
    • Basics
    • Compost Questions
    • Compost Checklist
  • Synthetic versus Natural Fertilizers
    • Types of Organic Fertilizers
  • Pest Control and Beneficial Insects
    • Althea Rust
    • Ants
    • Aphids and Other Small Insects
    • Armyworms
    • Bagworms and Caterpillars
    • Bees
    • Beneficial Insects
    • Borers in Trees
    • Boxelder Bugs
    • Brown Recluse Spiders
    • Butterflies
    • Chiggers
    • Chinch Bugs
    • Crickets
    • Cutworms
    • Fire Ants
    • Fireflies
    • Fleas
    • Flies
    • Forest Tent Caterpillars
    • Grasshoppers
    • Grubworms
    • House Pests
    • Mealybugs
    • Moles
    • Mosquitoes
    • Nematodes
    • Powdery Mildew on Crape Myrtles
    • Rhino Beetles
    • Roaches
    • Scale
    • Scorpions
    • Slugs, Snails, and Pillbugs
    • Soldier Flies
    • Spider Mites
    • Squash Bugs
    • Tarantulas
    • Termites
    • Thrips
    • Ticks
    • Tomato Blight
    • Wasps
    • Webworms
    • Whiteflies
  • Pest Control Products
    • Baking Soda
    • Cinnamon
    • Citrus Oil
    • Citrus Peelings
    • Corn Gluten Meal
    • Cornmeal
    • Diatomaceous Earth
    • D-limonene
    • Dormant Oil
    • Garlic
    • Hydrogen Peroxide
    • Lava Sand
    • Molasses
    • Nosema
    • Orange Oil (D-limonene)
    • Pepper
    • Toxic Products
    • Vinegar
  • Landscaping and Garden Maintenance
    • Azaleas
    • Bulbs
    • Burning Leaves
    • Detoxifying Contaminated Soil
    • Earthworm Suicide
    • Erosion
    • Fall Is for Planting
    • Flower Fragrance
    • Foliar Feeding
    • Fungi
    • Gardenias
    • Ground-Cover Choices
    • Hollies
    • Horseherb
    • Hyacinth Beans
    • Hyacinths
    • Hydroponic Gardening
    • Indian Hawthorn
    • Ivy in Trees
    • Lantana
    • Living Fences
    • Maintenance
    • Mushrooms
    • Nandinas
    • Pansies
    • Perennials
    • Periwinkles
    • Petunias
    • Photinias
    • Poison Ivy
    • Ponds
    • Roots and Pool Plaster
    • Seasonal Color
    • Soil Leveling and Armadillos
    • Sprayers
    • Steel Edging
    • Vine Choices
    • Vine Removal
    • Weeds
  • Trees
    • American Elm
    • Bald Cypress
    • Bradford Pears
    • Bur Oak Fungus
    • Chinese Pistachio
    • Chinkapin Oak
    • Chlorosis
    • Christmas Tree Care
    • Drought-Tolerant Trees
    • Lightning Damage
    • Live Oaks
    • Mimosas and Carpenter Ants
    • Mistletoe
    • Mulberries and New Trees
    • Pecans
    • Pines
    • Post Oaks
    • Pruning
    • Redbud Transplants
    • Royal Paulownia
    • Shantung Maple
    • Shumard Oak
    • Sick Tree Treatment
    • Staking Trees
    • Stump Removal
    • Sweetgums
    • Transplanting Trees
    • Tree Planting
    • Tree Problems
    • Tree Recommendations
    • Tree Replacement
    • Tree Root/Foundation Problems
    • Tree Seedlings
    • Trees in Rocky Soil
  • Herbs
    • Disease-Controlling Herbs
    • Easy-to-Grow Herbs
    • Herb Tea
    • Pest Control Program for Herbs
    • Begonias
    • Echinacea
    • Hibiscus
    • Lemon Balm
    • Oregano
    • Passion Flower
    • Roses
    • Turk's Cap
    • Witch Hazel
  • Vegetables, Fruits, and Other Food Crops
    • Aloe Vera
    • Banana Trees
    • Companion Planting
    • Hairy Vetch
    • Onions
    • Peppers
    • Potatoes
    • Rotating Crops
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Tomatoes
    • Veggie Washes
  • Wild Flowers and Wildflowers
    • Wild Flower Shrubby Plants
    • Wild Flower Trees
    • Wild Flower Vines
    • Common Wildflowers
    • Bluebonnets
  • Turf
    • Choosing Which Grass to Plant
    • Bermudagrass Seed and Cornmeal
    • Buffalograss
    • Fescue
    • Fungal Turf Diseases
    • Grass and Tree Roots
    • Grassburs
    • Grass Clippings
    • Grass Removal
    • Lawn Leveling
    • Ryegrass and Other Cover Crops
    • Sod
    • Spring Weeds, Grass Planting
    • St. Augustine
    • Weeding
    • Zoysia
  • Indoor Houseplants
    • Potting Soil
    • Bonsai
    • Ficus Trees
  • Wildlife/Animals
    • Armadillos
    • Birds
    • Butterfly Gardens
    • Dogs and Cats
    • Lizards
    • Mice and Rats
    • Snakes
    • Turtles
  • Appendix
    • Books and Other Publications
    • Formulas
    • Index

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