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Land Care Planning And Management To Reduce Yardwaste Unit 2

This unit introduces the first of the three R痴 of yardwaste management: reducing; in other words, yardwaste management through source reduction. Source reduction is based on landscape design, installation, and several different management techniques.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the basic principles of yardwaste management.

  • Learn the design principles that can reduce yardwaste.

  • Learn management techniques that can reduce yardwaste.

Understanding Yardwaste Management

  • Yardwaste reduction through landscape design

  • Landscaping for less in the landfill

  • Planning your landscape

  • Plant selection

  • Plant placing

  • Lawn alternatives

  • Yardwaste reduction through Landscape Management

  • Preventing plant damage

  • Diagnosing and treating plant damage

Unit Review

The Master Gardener Handbook

  • Chapter 13 Selection, Use, and Care of Woody Plants 379-441

  • Chapter 14 Herbaceous Plants 444-467

  • Chapter 15 Landscape Design 472-482

  • Chapter 2 Soils and Fertilizers 38-43

  • Chapter 3 Basics of Entomology 73-74, 76-79

  • Chapter 4 Plant Pathology 83-84

  • Chapter 5 Diagnosing Plant Damage 86-159

  • Chapter 8 Pruning 192-203

Understanding Land Care Management

Reading Materials

Note that articles cited as:

"Staff. 2004. (Title of article). Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension. "

Are available in the Handbook. To obtain the Handbook please contact the State Master Gardener Coordinator

Landscape Design for Yardwaste Reduction

Relf, Diane. 2001. Landscaping for Less in the Landfill. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-716 http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-716/426-716.pdf

Staff. 2004. Landscape Design for Yardwaste Reduction. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Staff. 2004. Site Assessment. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Staff. 2004. Site Assessment.CheckList Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Dorn, Sheri T. 1995. Right Plant, Right Place . The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 14(8): 3.

Lyons, Robert E. 1985. Shade loving Groundcovers for the Home Landscape. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 4(9): 3.

Silva, Ellen. 1987. Shrubs for Shady Locations. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 6(10): 3.

Relf, Diane & Bonnie Appleton. 2000. Selecting Landscape Plants: Ground Covers, Virginia Tech Publication Number 426-609, http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-609/426-609.html

Johnson, Richard. 1984. Native Plant Materials for the Home Landscape. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 3(12): 3.

Gravell, David. 1992. Go Wild With Natives! The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 11(10): 2.

Relf, Diane. 1996. Recommended Reading for Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants:, Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture August 1996. http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/envirohort/articles/misc/wildflwr.html

Relf, Diane. 2001. Planting Shrubs. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-701. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-701/426-701.html

Relf, Diane. 2001. Planting Trees. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-702. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-702/426-702.html

Appleton, Bonnie and Susan French. 1996. Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines Virginia Tech Publication Number 430-295, August 1996 http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/trees/430-295/430-295.html.

Naturalizing the Landscape

Relf. Diane, 1997 Updated from Faiszt, James. 1988. Rock Gardens. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 7(10): 1.

Bennet, Ellen. 1993. Moss as an Alternative to Turf. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 12(4):2.

Galusha, Anna Hunt and Lyons, Robert. 1988. Meadow Landscapes. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 7(4):3.

Bennett, Ellen and Lyons, Robert. 1993. Considerations When Planting a Wildflower Meadow. The Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 12(3):1.

Staff. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 1992. Planting a Native Fern Garden . 11(2): 2.

Sorenson, Ruth. 1992. Plant Ground Covers, not Grass. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 11(9):3.

Bonnie Appleton, Jack Horsley, and Vivian Harris, Gregory Eaton, Laurie Fox, Jim Orband, and Chuck Hoysa. 2002. Trees for Parking Lots and Paved Areas. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 430-028. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/trees/430-028/430-028.html

Low-maintenance Landscaping

Johnson, Richard. 1983. Low Maintenance Home Landscapes. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 2(5): 3.

Appleton, Bonnie, Tignor, Buddy, and Sorenson, Ruth. 1992. Selecting Trees to Minimize Yardwaste. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 11(9): 2..

Selecting the Right Landscape Trees. 1992. VCE Press Release. Master Gardener 雄ardwaste Manager. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Relf, Diane and Appleton, Bonnie. Selecting Landscape Plants: Broad-leaved Evergreens. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-607. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-607/426-607.html

Nathan , Virginia . 1986. Dwarf Conifers. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 5(12): 2-3.

Staff. 2004. Landscape Plant Selection Worksheet. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Before You Plant- Consider Size. 1992. VCE Press Release. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Relf, Diane. 1991. The Fundamentals of Xeriscape. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 10(7): 1.

Relf, Diane. 2004. Creating a Water-Wise Landscape. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-713/426-713.pdf

Landscape Management for Yard Waste Reduction

Staff. 2004. Landscape Management for Yardwaste Reduction. Master Gardener有and Care Stewards. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Plant Damage Prevention

Nash, L.J. 1993. Plant Health Care. pp. 1-5.3 In: Managing Trees in the Urban Environment, Part 1. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

Silva, Ellen. 1991. Plant Stress Management. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 10(4): 1.

*Hansen, Mary Ann. 1991. Neglect: the Major Disease of Landscape Trees. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 10(5): 1-2.

Building Healthy Soil. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-711.

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-715.

Conta, Jay. 1994. Potential Problems With Soils on Residential Property. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 13(5): 1

Daniels, W. Lee. 1989. Managing Compacted and Heavy Soils. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 8(6):1-2.

Staff. 1995. LawnKnowers Homeowner痴 Guide. Best Management Practices: Testing Your Soil. Virginia Cooperative Extension, Henrico County . p 9.

Staff. Soils, Soil Amendments, and Nutrient Management. Soil Organic Matter. Virginia Cooperative Extension, Chesterfield County . pp. 9, 11-13.

DeBolt, Susan. 1993. Moisture Stress and Trees: The Hidden Problems. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 12(10):1.

French, Susan and Appleton, Bonnie. 1999.Stop Topping Trees! Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 430-458. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nursery/430-458/430-458.html

Pruning Evergreen Shrubs. 1988. VCE Press Release. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

French, Susan and Appleton, Bonnie. 1994. Pruning Evergreen Trees. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 13(4):2.

Bennett, Ellen. 1993. Pruning Summer-flowering Trees and Shrubs. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 12(3):2.

Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-709. www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-709/426-709.pdf

Staff 2004. To Shear or Not to Shear. Adapted from 1987. VCE Press Release. Master Gardener有and Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Relf, Diane. 1992. Minimizing Pruning Wounds. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 11(1): 1-2.

Shigo, Alex. 1985. Avoiding Tree Problems. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 4(5): 1-2.

*Relf, Diane and Appleton, Bonnie. Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-500. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-500/426-500.html

*Lawn Mower Injury to Trees. 1992. Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 11(6): 3.

Plant Damage Diagnosis

Diagnosing Plant Problems. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 426-714. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-714/426-714.html

Additional Resources

PowerPoint Presentations

Techniques for Yard Waste Reduction, Tom Martin, Instructor, Agricultural Technology, Virginia Tech.


 

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