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Integrated Pest Management for Your Home and Garden: Solutions to Pest Problems in the Northeastern United States

This guide explains how to use Integrated Pest Management to augment flower and vegetable gardening skills, written especially for gardeners in the Northeastern United States. Topics covered include basics of Integrated Pest Management, gardening basics, and solutions to common pest problems of flowers and vegetables.


Front Matter: Cover, Credits, and Table of Contents [pdf]

Front Cover, Credits, and Table of Contents for Integrated Pest Management for Your Home and Garden: Solutions to Pest Problems in the Northeastern United States


Chapter One: Your Yard, Your Microcosm: IPM Basics [pdf]

Your yard isn’t a truly natural setting—the lawn, trees, flowers, and garden all need to be maintained. By better understanding the biology of what’s living and growing—and using soil, water, and air—you can have healthy plants that can tolerate their pests. No one has a pest-free environment, but you can integrate many methods to make them minimal, manageable, and safe.


Chapter Two: Garden Basics: Your Eyes are the Best Tools in the Garden [pdf]

We all enjoy appreciating a beautiful, healthy garden that enriches all our senses. To get the most out of your garden, get out there and look. Often. Look closely throughout the seasons. Monitoring your plants is the best way to reduce problems early. Proactive rather than reactive – that’s IPM.


Chapter Three: Your Beautiful Flower Garden [pdf]

In the northeast especially, we enjoy the greens of our surroundings, but the color and texture of blossoms really do make us take a second look. Whether it’s one planter on your patio, or a show-stopping garden, healthy happy flowers are a delightful addition to your property.


Chapter Four: Your Bountiful Vegetable Garden [pdf]

Nothing is as satisfying as success with a plant you can grow, nurture, harvest and enjoy. From the ground up, planning and knowing your vegetable plants’ needs is the basis for success. Dig in to our vegetable chapter time and again and Enjoy!