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Common Garden Problems, and how to tackle them without using toxic pesticides

If you click on each area, you will be taken to a separate page in this website which provides information on methods and products which can help you resolve your problem. Or, you can find your way there by using the Navigation Bar at the top of the page. Hover over the words "Common Garden Problems", and the detailed list will appear.

We have pulled together many of the best resources from all around the region in a binder. As funding permits, we will make this available to retailers who wish to have a great source of information for staff and customers. All but one of the items in the binder is available in electronic form. Take a look at the table of contents below, and click on those resources you would like to see.

Table of Contents –

Garden Green Reference Binder

Last Update: April 13, 2018


  1. Powdery Mildew Color Fact Sheet


  1. A New Look For Our Yards – article by Kate Riley, Snohomish Conservation District
  2. Planting Instructions for Eco-Lawns
  3. Planting Instructions for (almost) No Mow Mixes
  4. How to Solarize
  5. Sustainable Lawn Care: Installation and Maintenance Practices for Northwest Professionals
  6. Natural Lawn Care for Western Washington – large format booklet
  7. Natural Lawn Care for Western Washington - small format booklet. Not available online
  8. 5 Steps to Natural Yard Care
  9. Natural Yard Care Through The Seasons is part of this document:


Organic Fertilizer: What Does It Mean?

Grow Smart, Grow Safe

About Grow Smart, Grow Safe. The information in this handout can be accessed online at


  1. Aphids, scale and whiteflies Fact Sheet This fact sheet is one of the resources located on this page:
  2. Root Weevils Fact Sheet This fact sheet is one of the resources located on this page:
  3. Tent Caterpillars Fact Sheet This fact sheet is one of the resources located on this page:

Moles, Voles and Gophers


Moss Fact Sheet On this page:



Slugs and Snails
Slugs and Snails Fact Sheet
On this page:


Growing Healthy Soil booklet



  1. Dandelions and other Broadleaf Weeds Fact Sheet on this page:
  2. Quackgrass on this page:

If any of these links are broken, please contact Diane Emerson, of Garden Green:, Land Line Phone 206-567-5492

Green Gardening Products That Work

One of the comments we receive by retailers, and the public, is concern that green gardening products just don't work. So we found ones that do. For an overview of products only, we have published a report on Green Gardening Products that Work, for retailers. Click here to read it.

In addition, we have created a guide to Green Gardening Products or Methods that Work, for the gardening public. Please click here to read it.

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