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Lawn Gone

Author : Pam Penick
ISBN : 9781607743156
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 68. 6 MB
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A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their traditional lawns are water-hogging, chemical-ridden, maintenance-intensive burdens. Lawn Gone!, from award-winning gardening blogger Pam Penick, is the first basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners, written in a friendly style with an approachable package. It covers all the available time-saving options: alternative grasses, ground cover plants, artificial turf, hardscaping, mulch, and more. In addition, it includes step-by-step lawn-removal methods, strategies for dealing with neighbors and homeowner associations, and how to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way.

The Less Is More Garden

Author : Susan Morrison
ISBN : 9781604698398
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 68. 15 MB
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Small space, big solutions When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

Growing The Northeast Garden

Author : Andrew Keys
ISBN : 9781604696806
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 65. 13 MB
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Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardeners in the northeast are lucky—the regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden. But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitos. TThe practical and beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance. Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care.

The New American Front Yard

Author : Sarah Carolyn Sutton
ISBN : 0983158711
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 44. 17 MB
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The Complete Guide for Creating a Beautiful, Eco-friendly, Water-Wise, Low Maintenance Front Yard With increased drought conditions and water restrictions, many homeowners are choosing to let their lawns die, but do not know what to do next. People are seeking green and "green" alternatives that are attractive, affordable and easy to maintain. This book is designed to provide the reader with a recipe for designing their own custom, beautiful and eco-friendly front yard. Like a recipe, there can be limitless variations in ingredients, flavors and presentation but the basic steps always apply. The author takes the reader from Getting Started, where she shows how to create a base plan, drawn to scale on grid paper, which will become the foundation for Defining Your Vision, Creating Your Design, Selecting Your Plants, Accessorizing Your Yard, and finally, Installing Your Design.

The Good Gardener

Author : Simon Akeroyd
ISBN : 9781909881662
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 48. 4 MB
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Create your ideal garden with this indispensable guide from the National Trust. The Good Gardener explains traditional skills tried and tested by generations of National Trust gardeners, including expert advice from the head gardeners at world-famous Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Stourhead, and reinterprets them for the modern garden – large and small. Packed with illustrated handy tips, step-by-step guides and beautiful photography, this book is suitable for everyone from novice through to expert. It covers all aspects of gardening, from the basics through to landscaping and design, pruning and propagation and creating a more sustainable garden. Whether you want to start off with a low-maintenance garden, grow your own fruit and vegetables or attract wildlife, The Good Gardener will help you enjoy a beautiful garden all year round. Chapter outline:Garden basics – soil type, aspect, weeding and digging, plant picker guide of what to grow, where and when; Designing your garden – function vs aesthetics, landscaping, low-maintenance gardening, container gardening and a return to lost styles and techniques; Lawn care and alternatives to lawns; Planting; Propagation; Pruning; Garden maintenance; Grow your own – growing fruit, vegtables and herbs, crop rotation, advantages of growing your own; Greener gardening and wildlife gardening – natural alternatives, how to encourage wildlife, how to deter pests without damaging the environment, beehives and composting tips.

Ohio Organic Producers

Author : Phil E. Rzewnicki
ISBN : UIUC:30112046866916
Genre : Organic farming
File Size : 57. 49 MB
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Special Circular Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center

Author : Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
ISBN : OSU:32435066557729
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 74. 60 MB
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Common Harvest

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ISBN : WISC:89046285110
Genre : Community gardening
File Size : 31. 67 MB
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Home Rehab Handbook

Author : Michael Crosbie
ISBN : 0071377778
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 43. 89 MB
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* The architect's and contractor's A-Z one-stop resource for residential remodeling--detailed and heavily illustrated * Step-by-step practical instruction for every topic * Includes checklists, charts, specifications, resoures list, and product information guides * Covers accessibility, efficiency, and sustainability issues

Compendium De Recherche

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ISBN : UIUC:30112033396588
Genre : Housing
File Size : 69. 80 MB
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