North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook

North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook


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This national award winning book was developed especially for Master Gardener volunteers and home gardeners and is a primary source for research-based information on gardening and landscaping successfully in North Carolina and the Southeast.

A fundamental reference for any seasoned gardener, the North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is also written to appeal to beginners just getting their hands dirty. It explains the "why and how" basics of gardening from soils and composting to vegetable gardening and wildlife management. Advice on garden design, preparation, and maintenance covers all types of plantings including lawns, ornamentals, fruits, trees, and containers.

This handbook provides color images, detailed graphics, diagnostic tables, case studies, frequently asked questions, and specific management strategies for insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests. Written by a team of the state's leading horticulture experts, it contains a wealth of information to support you in creating and managing thriving gardens, lawns, and landscapes. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is an essential book for serious gardeners in North Carolina and the Southeast.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469641256
Publisher: NC State Extension
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 728
Sales rank: 590,035
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Kathleen A. Moore is an urban horticulturist, and Lucy K. Bradley is an Extension specialist in urban horticulture and director of the NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. They both work in the Department of Horticulture Science at NC State University. This edition was prepared by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and by an editorial committee consisting of faculty, staff, Extension agents, and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

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