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Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies

Handbook / Manual

Series: For Dummies

By: Owen E Dell (Author)

364 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Feb 2009 | #177782 | ISBN-13: 9780470411490
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instruction for realizing the benefits of a sustainable landscape, from selecting sustainable hardscape materials to installing a rain-water catchment system to choosing native plants.



Part I: Sustainable Landscaping: The Basics
Chapter 1: Landscaping the Sustainable Way
Chapter 2: Making Good Decisions about What to Include in Your Landscape
Chapter 3: Deciding Whether to Do It Yourself or Call in the Pros

Part II: Good Design: The Key to Sustainable Landscaping
Chapter 4: Getting Better Acquainted with Your Property
Chapter 5: Brushing Up on Design Basics
Chapter 6: Plotting Your Sustainable Landscape

Part III: Water, Water, Everywhere: Water-Conserving Irrigation and Drainage
Chapter 7: Surveying Your Watering Options
Chapter 8: The Nuts and Bolts of Water Harvesting, Irrigation, and Drainage
Chapter 9: Managing Water: The Other Half of the Irrigation Equation
Chapter 10: Maintaining Water-Harvesting and Irrigation Systems

Part IV: Hardscaping Made Easy: Creating Awesome Features without Wrecking the Environment
Chapter 11: Preparing Your Site
Chapter 12: Exploring Basic Hardscape Elements and Outdoor Rooms
Chapter 13: Spicing Up Your Hardscape with Other Fun and Functional Elements
Chapter 14: Sustainable Hardscape Construction
Chapter 15: Hardscape Maintenance

Part V: Great Greenery for a Green Garden
Chapter 16: Planting the Seed: Sustainable Plant Basics
Chapter 17: Introducing Benefi cial Trees and Shrubs to Your Landscape
Chapter 18: Enhancing Your Landscape’s Sustainability with Smaller Plants
Chapter 19: Exploring Lower Impact Lawns and Sustainable Lawn Alternatives
Chapter 20: Examining the Essentials of Sustainable Garden Care
Chapter 21: Pest and Disease Control the Sustainable Way
Chapter 22: Opting for Organic Lawn Care

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 23: Ten Projects That Pay You and the Environment Back Big Time
Chapter 24: Ten Totally Nonsustainable Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Appendix: Planning for Special Situations

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Owen E. Dell is the owner of County Landscape and Design in Santa Barbara, California. He has nearly 40 years of experience designing and building beautiful, sustainable, and soul-satisfying residential and commercial landscapes.

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