The Science of Gardening

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The Science of Gardening

2018

When scientists examine home gardens and landscapes, one fact stands out: The leading cause of landscape failure is not disease and it's not pests - it's our own gardening practices. Create a beautiful and sustainable home...

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Linda Chalker-Scott

In This Series

Garden Science: Weeding Out the Myths
Episode 1
Garden Science: Weeding Out the Myths
Site Analysis: Choosing the Right Spot
Episode 2
Site Analysis: Choosing the Right Spot
Soil Analysis: What Makes Soil Great?
Episode 3
Soil Analysis: What Makes Soil Great?
Living Soils: Bacteria and Fungi
Episode 4
Living Soils: Bacteria and Fungi
Plant Selection: Natives versus Non-Natives
Episode 5
Plant Selection: Natives versus Non-Natives
Plant Selection: Function and Form
Episode 6
Plant Selection: Function and Form
Plant Selection: Finding Quality Specimens
Episode 7
Plant Selection: Finding Quality Specimens
Soil Preparation and Protection
Episode 8
Soil Preparation and Protection
The Truth about Mulch
Episode 9
The Truth about Mulch
Planting for Survival
Episode 10
Planting for Survival
Aftercare for New Plants
Episode 11
Aftercare for New Plants
Plant Nutrition: Evidence-Based Fertilizing
Episode 12
Plant Nutrition: Evidence-Based Fertilizing
The Art and Science of Pruning
Episode 13
The Art and Science of Pruning
Creating Safe Food Gardens
Episode 14
Creating Safe Food Gardens
Water-Wise Landscaping
Episode 15
Water-Wise Landscaping
Diagnosing Diseases and Disasters
Episode 16
Diagnosing Diseases and Disasters
Gardening CSI: Case Studies
Episode 17
Gardening CSI: Case Studies
Integrated Pest Management
Episode 18
Integrated Pest Management
Understanding Pesticides
Episode 19
Understanding Pesticides
What to Do about Weeds
Episode 20
What to Do about Weeds
What to Do about Insects
Episode 21
What to Do about Insects
What to Do about Herbivores
Episode 22
What to Do about Herbivores
Tackling Garden Myths and Misinformation
Episode 23
Tackling Garden Myths and Misinformation
Applied Garden Science: Success Stories
Episode 24
Applied Garden Science: Success Stories