Garden Aids for the Poison
As Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) phases in the final year of its pesticide bylaw, residents can find help with lawn and garden problems at Clean Nova Scotia. HRM sponsors Clean Nova Scotia's Sustainable Landscaping program, which provides free information on pesticide free solutions to weed or insect problems. The program's approach is to address immediate problems while identifying the underlying cause. Common problems in HRM arise from acidic soil, soil which is too compact, or a lack of soil depth. By building a sustainable yard, residents can avoid future problems, while addressing immediate ones. The Sustainable Landscaping Program can be reached at 420-3475.
Insect, Disease and Weed ID Guide,
by Jill Cebenko & Deborah Martin
Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, an indispensable classic.)
Atlantic Superstores' Garden Centres
will carry only chemical pesticide free lawn and garden products this year,
including fertilizers, weed suppressants, dethatchers and other garden
aids. Educational material on gardening without chemical pesticides
will also be available. However, transplants and shrubs at Superstore are
not yet part of the chemical pesticide free program.