Insect Pests
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:
Chemical Pesticides
Natural Pesticides
Predator Insects
Hand Picking
Pruning
Spraying With Water
Using Transplants
Keeping Things Clean
Banding Trees
Barriers
Insecticidal Soap
Plant Diseases
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.

These include:
Pruning
Chemical Fungicides
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.

Weeds
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.

These include:
Weeding
Mulching
Landscape Fabric
Chemical Weed Killers
Natural Weed Killers
Environmental issues
For a comprehensive guide to environmental issues, please see:

CGP Environmental Stress Web Page
There are four possible sources of environmental stress to plants.

These include:
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.