It also covers soil improvements and maintenance instructions for production of organically healthy lawns, gardens, and landscapes without harmful chemicals. Howard Garrett has provided an easy reading, informative view aimed toward those of us in Texas that prefer the natural organic methods of gardening. The subjects flow smoothly from basics of soil preparation and maintenance through dealing with pests in environmentally friendly ways. Much of the information strikes familiar chords for Texas gardeners; like dealing with our perverse soils, doing battle with our weather conditions, and deciphering seed catalogs mostly from northern climates that don’t provide satisfactory choices for other USDA zones.
Howard Garrett is a noted expert on natural organic growing, the author of fourteen books, a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and natural organic practitioner in Dallas, Texas. He promotes his natural organic program and methods on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Dirt Doctor”, on his natural organic website, www.dirtdoctor.com and through regional and national speaking engagements.