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High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening

1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably
Bowe, Alice (Book - 2011 )
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High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening

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The environmental benefits of gardens are well-known: trees and plants capture carbon emissions, help to moderate the urban climate, promote health and well being, and help reduce energy consumption. But some garden practices are downright damaging, like using leaf blowers and other power tools, installing impermeable paving, and choosing plants that require excessive water or artificial fertilizers. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening is a one-stop reference for making a garden more green. From simple actions like composting household waste, installing a water barrel, or eliminating pesticides to more long-term investments like choosing permeable, locally sourced paving, and planting the most water-wise plants, there are hundreds of large and small choices home gardeners can make to reduce the environmental impact of designing, planting, and tending a garden. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening goes beyond organics and compost and gives serious gardeners all the information they need to make their garden truly green.
Authors: Bowe, Alice
Title: High-impact, low-carbon gardening
1001 ways to garden sustainably
Publisher: Portland, Or. :, Timber Press,, 2011
Characteristics: 263 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Bowe
Notes: "Garden strategies for the preservation of the planet. The most fuel-efficient garden practices. Plants for the changing climate. Design for disassembly. New ways to compost. The safest pest control"--Cover
Contents: Improving your garden's ecological credentials
Managing essential resources : water and compost
Picking materials for paths and paving
Covering ground with decks and lawns
Choosing materials for boundaries and structures
Basic principles of sustainable planting design
Preparing soil and planting
Selecting plants for challenging conditions
Substituting new alternatives for classic favourites
Gardening with wildlife in mind
Growing your own food and cut flowers
Maintaining the greener garden
Incorporating advanced features and ideas
ISBN: 0881929980
Branch Call Number: 635.048 B7861h 2011
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