THE NATURAL GARDEN by Roger Grounds

THE NATURAL GARDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Grounds is a firm believer in gardening without chemicals or poisons, preferring natural controls such as derris or pyrethrum, and the practices he recommends are time-consuming and complex. In addition to discussing essentials--drainage and soil tests, compost heaps--he provides basic tips for the physical layout of gardens, favoring rotation and barrier plantings, and also suggests mainenance procedures. He has answers for the complaints usually raised against chemical-free techniques, including bug rebound (just for a year), and offers advice on fruit, vegetable, and ornamental gardens.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Stein & Day