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Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape

Handbook / Manual

By: Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden

188 pages, 157 col photos, 41 illus

Timber Press

Hardback | Jun 2007 | #167941 | ISBN-13: 9780881928266
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About this book

Rain gardens encompass all possible elements that can be used to capture, channel, divert and make the most of the rain and snow that fall on a property. Using the innovative and attractive approaches described here, it is possible to enhance outdoor spaces and minimize the damaging effects of drought, stormwater runoff, and other environmental challenges. Nigel Dunnett & Andy Clayden have created a comprehensive guide to water management techniques for the garden and built environment. Filled with practical, manageable solutions for small and large-scale implementations and utilizing authoritative research with state-of-the-art case studies from all over the world, Rain Gardens is the first book on sustainable water management schemes suitable for students and professionals.

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Nigel Dunnett is a senior lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield where he has developed innovative research programmes into naturalistic and ecologically-informed planting for gardensand public landscapes. He writes regularly for leading horticultural magazines and journals and lectures widely throughout the U.K. He lives inSheffield.

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