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Gardening Canada

Garden Pests & Diseases in Canada

The Good, the Bad and the Slimy

by (author) Rob Sproule

Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $24.95 USD

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Your garden is full of creepy-crawlies—some good, some bad, and nearly all ugly. Whether you decide to wage war or peacefully co-exist, Rob Sproule has the expert information and advice on how to identify and manage 50 of the most common pests and diseases to threaten Canadian gardens: • the specifics of each pest, disease, weed and beneficial insect featured • control options, with an emphasis on organic methods • interesting facts and information on lifecycles and the origins of non-native pests • identification of each pest and its damage • preventive measures to avoid the most damaging pests and diseases • tips for attracting beneficial insects to your garden • protecting your garden from pesky critters including mice and voles • how to deal with environmental threats such as hail and our extreme winter cold.

Containing helpful colour photos and illustrations throughout, this book is a must for Canadian gardeners to maintain a healthy, beautiful garden.

About the author

Rob Sproule is co-owner of Salisbury Greenhouses, a large family-owned gardening business that has operated for more than 45 years. A member of the third generation of the Sproule family, he is the bestselling author of New Annuals for Canada, Garden Design with Colour and Edible Container Gardening for Canada. He is a gardening columnist for a variety of publications and makes regular television appearances that spread his enthusiasm for gardening. He is also a weekly columnist on CBC Radio.

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