The Fundamentals of Horticulture

The Fundamentals of Horticulture

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Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development, without readers having to wade through complex information. Full-colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications, with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels.Maintenance tasks Mowing a€“ Cylinder or rotary mowers may be used. ... These include the use of personal protective equipment such as steel-toe-capped boots, regular maintenance of machinery, and existence and proper use of the dead ... To establish a straighter or cleaner line, the edges can be cut periodically with a half-moon edging iron or powered edger. ... Slitting machines are also used, and a manual method of spiking with a hand fork is another option for a smaller scale.

Title:The Fundamentals of Horticulture
Author:Chris Bird
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-04-24


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