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.

Low water Gardening

Low water Gardening Author John Lucas
ISBN-10 0460861514
Release 1993
Pages 176
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This practical book explains the geological and economic reasons behind the water shortage, and ways to combat it, suggesting how natural water (groundwater as well as rain) can be stored and used for labour-free irrigation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening Author Simon Akeroyd
ISBN-10 1631863703
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 192
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Raised-bed gardening is a popular gardening technique that allows growers to achieve greater yields while watering less. An opening section explains the basics of raised beds, focusing on the benefits of raised beds (easier maintenance, better drainage, soil amelioration, etc.) and explaining how to build, maintain, and compost with raised beds. The heart of the book comprises instructions for building and maintaining 17 different types of raised beds, from the conventional-style bed to the more innovative "keyhole garden" that is particularly effective in hot and dry climates. Other raised-bed styles featured include rooftop gardens, raised-bed dining areas, and raised beds for children. The book concludes with plans for 5 planting projects, including an herb garden, a vegetable garden, and an ornamental garden.

Xeriscape Plant Guide

Xeriscape Plant Guide Author Denver Water
ISBN-10 1555912532
Release 1996-03
Pages 192
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Presents a guide to low-water-use plants to create a xeriscape.

Saving water in the home garden

Saving water in the home   garden Author Jonathan Erickson
ISBN-10 083064413X
Release 1993-06
Pages 150
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Examines the water crisis, tells how to monitor water usage, and offers advice on preventing hot water waste, repairing faucets, reducing water usage in showers, toilets, and faucets, and using drought-resistant plants, gray water systems, and drip irriga

Drought Gardening

Drought Gardening Author Sue Hakala
ISBN-10 9781603426343
Release 1981-01-06
Pages 32
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Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Gardening All in One For Dummies

Gardening All in One For Dummies Author The National Gardening Association
ISBN-10 9781118053164
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 744
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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

Water Gardening in Containers

Water Gardening in Containers Author Ken Walter
ISBN-10 9781603426190
Release 1998-01-04
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Herb Gardening For Dummies

Herb Gardening For Dummies Author Karan Davis Cutler
ISBN-10 9780470887486
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 384
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A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home. This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health. How to choose, plant, and care for herbs Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more Whether you're interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!

Water Wise Gardening

Water Wise Gardening Author Lauren Springer
ISBN-10 UVA:X002450656
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 96
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Describes hundreds of trees, shrubs, vines, and plants that require less water, and shows how to plan cottage, prairie, rock, herb, and desert gardens

Vertical Gardening More Garden in Less Space

Vertical Gardening  More Garden in Less Space Author Nina Greene
ISBN-10 9781634283373
Release 2014-07-25
Pages 32
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Vertical gardening is a viable gardening alternative for gardeners with small plots of land because plants grown vertically off the ground, thereby conserving space. This well-organized booklet is a mini course; walking readers through the essential elements of vertical gardening so that a novice gardener can quickly get up to speed and tend to his or her vertical garden like a pro. Greene's nine brief chapters are focused and narrow in scope so that a starting point is provided for further investigation. In each of this booklet's chapters, Greene starts off with a general concept and then provides a detailed breakdown of that concept in small snippets so that the material informs without overwhelming. Greene honestly discusses the benefits and limitations of vertical gardens in detail so that curious readers can wisely decide if a vertical garden is a good investment for their gardening space. Greene dispenses creative ways to grow fruits and vegetables in small spaces and elaborates on how to train plants to climb on common structures to maximize gardening space in the smallest lots and gardens. If you have ever been curious about vertical gardening, this is a great guide for nailing the basics of harvesting crops and cultivating natural beauty in small spaces.