Gardening with Less Water

Gardening with Less Water Author David A. Bainbridge
ISBN-10 9781612125831
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 128
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Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.



Good Gardens with Less Water

Good Gardens with Less Water Author Kevin Handreck
ISBN-10 9780643094703
Release 2008
Pages 166
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Presents easy-to-understand advice on how to care for garden soils and grow good quality plants even under the toughest of conditions.



The Water Saving Garden

The Water Saving Garden Author Pam Penick
ISBN-10 9781607747949
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 240
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A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results. With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating outdoor spaces that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Grow More With Less

Grow More With Less Author Vincent A. Simeone
ISBN-10 9781591865513
Release 2013-12-21
Pages 192
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Provides detailed instructions for creating sustainable landscaped homes using eco-friendly products and methods.



Eat Less Water

Eat Less Water Author Florencia Ramirez
ISBN-10 1597090395
Release 2017-11-01
Pages 264
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The solution to worldwide water shortages is in our kitchens.



Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponic Gardening Author Sylvia Bernstein
ISBN-10 9781550924893
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 336
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Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans.Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain:—System location considerations and hardware components—The living elements—fish, plants, bacteria, and worms—Putting it all together—starting and maintaining a healthy systemAquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting—in fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source. An internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia speaks, writes, and blogs extensively about this revolutionary technique.



Weedless Gardening

Weedless Gardening Author Lee Reich
ISBN-10 9780761172024
Release 2000-01-08
Pages 176
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Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening. The Weedless Garden is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, The Weedless Garden works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.



Pretty Tough Plants

Pretty Tough Plants Author Plant Select
ISBN-10 9781604698039
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 256
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Tough-but-beautiful plant picks There’s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select—the leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climates—meets this need by promoting plants that allow gardeners everywhere to have stunning, environmentally-friendly gardens that use fewer resources. Pretty Tough Plants highlights 135 of Plant Select’s top plant picks. Each profile features a color photograph and specific details about the plant’s size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. The plant list includes perennials and annuals, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs.



The Water Wise Home

The Water Wise Home Author Laura Allen
ISBN-10 9781603429207
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 256
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Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.



High Yield Vegetable Gardening

High Yield Vegetable Gardening Author Colin McCrate
ISBN-10 9781612123974
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 320
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You won’t believe your eyes when you see the size of your harvest! In High-Yield Vegetable Gardening, authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm show how you can make your food garden much more productive, no matter how big or small it is. You’ll learn their secrets for preparing the soil, selecting and rotating your crops, and mapping out a specific customized plan to make the most of your space and your growing season. Packed with the charts, tables, schedules, and worksheets you need — as well as record-keeping pages so you can repeat your successes next year — this book is an essential tool for the serious gardener.



The Bold Dry Garden

The Bold Dry Garden Author Johanna Silver
ISBN-10 9781604697728
Release 2016-10-05
Pages 236
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“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.



Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening Author Mel Bartholomew
ISBN-10 1579548563
Release 2005-04-02
Pages 346
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A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.



Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy Care Plantings

Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy Care Plantings Author The Editors of Sunset Magazine
ISBN-10 0376030127
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 288
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This book illustrates that intricate, fragrant, and well-designed gardens don't need to be time-consuming to tend. Gardeners of all levels will learn about the types of plants that make their gardens as easy to care for as they are easy on the eyes. The Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings is a book about smart plants, and smart ways to combine them, focusing on specific plant groups that are especially easy, that belong together, and that take the same conditions. Featuring chapters full of plant charts with photos, brief descriptions, and care advice, readers are sure to glean inspiration, design ideas, and enough tips and tricks to build their own garden that radiates both ease and beauty.



The End of Abundance

The End of Abundance Author David Zetland
ISBN-10 9780615469737
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 280
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In a past of abundance, we had clean water to meet our demands for showers, pools, farms and rivers. Our laws and customs did not need to regulate or ration demand. Over time, our demand has grown, and scarcity has replaced abundance. We don't have as much clean water as we want. We can respond to the end of abundance with old ideas or adopt new tools specifically designed to address water scarcity. In this book, David Zetland describes the impact of scarcity on our many water uses, how the institutions of abundance fail in scarcity, and how economic ideas and tools can help us direct water to its highest and best use. Written for non-academic readers, The End of Abundance provides examples, insights and ideas to anyone interested in the management of our most precious resource.



Extreme Gardening

Extreme Gardening Author David Owens
ISBN-10 9780970501608
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 256
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Explains how to grow organic foods in desert climates, with sections devoted to vegetables, fruits and nuts, and controlling extreme pests organically.



The Water wise Garden

The Water wise Garden Author Jeff Hodges
ISBN-10 0670071099
Release 2008
Pages 136
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In this timely book, organic gardening guru Jeffrey Hodges explains how to make the most of our precious water resources to create and maintain a healthy, flourishing garden. This practical manual will help you: understand the way plants use water and the way water is stored in the soil­ - knowledge that will instantly transform your watering practices create 'water-use zones' to improve water efficiency improve the water-holding content of your soil with compost and mulch make the best use of recycled water, including rainwater and grey water Also included: a list of water-wise plants suitable for Australian gardens tips on managing pests and disease using organic methods a practical section on preparing and planting a vegetable garden suitable for every budding urban gardener



How to Use Less Water in Your Garden

How to Use Less Water in Your Garden Author Dick Handscombe
ISBN-10 1499228600
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 96
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This 95 page book is a practical guide to waterwise Mediterranean style gardening and will be found to be useful worldwide. The book first explains the needs for and the considerable benefits of using less water, while still having scenically beautiful and productive gardens, and saving and distributing what rain falls to where most required. 350 practical ways of doing so are then described followed by a list of 250 of the most drought resistant plants used in Spanish gardens. There are ideas for both small and large gardens.