"Roots Demystified," explains simple solutions about growing healthy roots and, thereby, healthier plants. The book explores the subterranean part of every gardeners world, revealing how roots really grow while dispelling myths such as where most gardeners apply water, mulch, and fertilizer or compost. This is the first and only book in print for gardeners with such an extensive number of illustrations of garden and orchard roots. The roots covered are: lawns, prairies, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees. Practical tips for how a gardener might use this new information to create more abundant vegetables, better lawns and sturdier trees and shrubs are offered with each of the 70 illustrations. "Roots Demystified" also describes several ways to garden without turning the soilno-till and surface cultivationa plus for aging baby-boomers.