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Want to go green outside your home? This practical, hands-on guide shows you how to design, create, and live with sustainable lawn and garden spaces. You'll see how to eliminate the use of chemicals, reduce energy use, and conserve natural resources, all while you craft an attractive and functional outdoor environment that increases the value and improves the appearance of your home.
Get sustainable savvy — understand what it means, why it matters, and what materials and resources to use
Work with water — evaluate and maintain irrigation systems, explore water harvesting, and manage watering for maximum conservation
Make the most of hardscaping — from patios and walls to fences, steps, and lighting systems, construct and maintain sustainable elements
Add the true green stuff — select, establish, and care for gorgeous climate-appropriate plants that need few resources
Open the book and find:
The essentials of sustainable garden care
Ways to minimize your lawn's impact and keep it healthy
A step-by-step tutorial on designing a great landscape plan
How to grade, plant, and irrigate the sustainable way
Tips for fitting food into your landscape
Cheap (or free) planet-friendly projects
Nonsustainable gardening mistakes to avoid
When and why to call in the pros
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Wonderfully done. Intelligent, well thought out and easy to comprehend and follow. Thank you!Published 11 months ago by advocate4peace
This book is excellent for anyone just starting out on a landscaping project. It covers every aspect of landscape design and implementation that the homeowner will encounter. Read morePublished 14 months ago by mugwump55
After perusing this book, I came to the (obvious) realization that "sustainable landscaping" is essentially an oxymoron. Read morePublished 15 months ago by WanderingStar
Water usage is everything as water is our most precious resource. Thanks to Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies by author Owen E. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Penmouse
Owen Dell knows his stuff. If you have an opportunity to hear him speak, do so. He will get you thinking in a whole new way about your yard. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Barbara