For a comprehensive guide to common insect pests, please see:
CGP Guide to Common Garden Insects
There are a number of ways to control unwanted insect pests in your vegetable garden or flower beds.These include:
Spraying With Water
Keeping Things Clean
For a comprehensive guide to common plant diseases, please see:
The CGP Plant Diseases and Fungi Web Site
There are a number of ways to control plant diseases.
Control of Insect Hosts
Pruning plants infected with such diseases as cytospora (spruce), bronze leaf disease (poplar, aspen), or blights (apple, hawthorn) requires sterilization of pruning tools with each cut.
For a comprehensive guide to weed identification, please see:
Alberta Invasive Plant Identification Guide
There are a number of ways to control unwanted weeds in your lawn, vegetable garden or flower beds.
Chemical Weed Killers
Natural Weed Killers
For a comprehensive guide to environmental issues, please see:
CGP Environmental Stress Web Page
There are four possible sources of environmental stress to plants.
Animal Damage -moose, deer, birds, beavers and rodents
Human Damage - construction, vehicle, lawn equipment, herbicide use and road maintenance
Climate Damage -drought, frost, wind, snow and hail
Soil Damage - acidity, salinity, drainage, and compaction
Deer typically avoid poisonous plants; those with coarse, fuzzy, bristly or spiny textures; and those with intense aromas.
For more information on deer resistant plant varieties, download:
Deer Resistant Plants
Keep in mind that no plants are completely immune to grazing by deer.