Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-09
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instruction for realizing the benefits of a sustainable landscape, from selecting sutainable hardscape materials to installing a rain-water catchment system to choosing native plants.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Sustainable Landscaping The Basics
Landscaping the Sustainable Way
Making Good Decisions about What to Include in Your Landscape
Deciding Whether to Do It Yourself or Call in the Pros
Good Design The Key to Sustainable Landscaping
Getting Better Acquainted with Your Property
Brushing Up on Design Basics
Plotting Your Sustainable Landscape
Water, Water, Everywhere Water-Conserving Irrigation and Drainage
Surveying Your Watering Options
The Nuts and Bolts of Water Harvesting, Irrigation, and Drainage
Managing Water The Other Half of the Irrigation Equation
Maintaining Water-Harvesting and Irrigation Systems
Hardscaping Made Easy Creating Awesome Features without Wrecking the Environment
Preparing Your Site
Exploring Basic Hardscape Elements and Outdoor Rooms
Spicing Up Your Hardscape with Other Fun and Functional Elements
Sustainable Hardscape Construction
Hardscape Maintenance
Great Greenery for a Green Garden
Planting the Seed Sustainable Plant Basics
Introducing Benefi cial Trees and Shrubs to Your Landscape
Enhancing Your Landscape's Sustainability with Smaller Plants
Exploring Lower Impact Lawns and Sustainable Lawn Alternatives
Examining the Essentials of Sustainable Garden Care
Pest and Disease Control the Sustainable Way
Opting for Organic Lawn Care
The Par t of Tens
Ten Projects That Pay You and the Environment Back Big Time
Ten Totally Nonsustainable Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Appendix Planning for Special Situations
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