Written by a horticultural consultant, this comprehensive handbook presents practical ways to design, plant and maintain your garden using less water and pesticide.
Topics include best gardening practices, integrated pest management and how to attract beneficial wildlife. Beginning with helpful planning advice, it provides a sample garden and schedule for seasonal activities from planting and fertilizing to pruning and pest control. A chapter on plant selection details key factors to consider, such as soil, light and water requirements, and the importance of choosing plants according to your garden’s hardiness zone. In addition, it profiles a variety of flowers, shrubs, trees and groundcovers that are durable and adaptable to virtually any environment. Separate chapters cover water conservation and sustainable lawn care.Softcover, 7" × 10", 192 pages, 2013. Closeout purchase. Publisher’s list price was $23.99