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Indigenous
A plant native to the area.
 
Inorganic
A chemical or fertilizer which is not obtained from a source which is or has been alive.
 
Insecticidal soap
A specially formulated soap that is only minimally damaging to plants, but that kills insects primarily causing their outer shell to crack, which allows the insect's interior organs to dry out.
 
Insecticide
A chemical for killing insects.
 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
A philosophy of managing pests that involves use of all available control techniques in a coordinated and integrated manner. It promotes the management of pests in a way that minimizes undesirable effects on desirable plants and the environment while retarding the development of pest resistance.
 
Invasive
Describing plants that spread out of control.
 
Island
A flower bed surrounded by lawn or water.
 

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