North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Second Edition, Available Now

Distributed by UNC Press for the NC State Extension, the national award winning North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook by Kathleen A. Moore and Lucy K. Bradley is available now in a new second edition. Developed especially for Master Gardener volunteers and home gardeners, the book is a primary source for research-based information on gardening and landscaping successfully in North Carolina and the Southeast.

A fundamental reference for any seasoned gardener, the North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is also written to appeal to beginners just getting their hands dirty. It explains the “why and how” basics of gardening, from soils and composting to vegetable gardening and wildlife management. The book offers advice on garden design, preparation, and maintenance, and covers all types of plantings including lawns, ornamentals, fruits, trees, and containers.

This comprehensive handbook provides over 1000 color images, detailed graphics, diagnostic tables, case studies, frequently asked questions, and specific management strategies for insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests. Written by a team of the state’s leading horticulture experts, it contains a wealth of information to support you in creating and managing thriving gardens, lawns, and landscapes.

The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is an essential book for serious gardeners in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Online resources for the North Carolina Extention Gardener Handbook:

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