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Low-water landscaping
Low-water landscaping
Physical Description:
xiii, 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part 1: Getting started with low-water landscaping. Lacking water? no problem ; Conserving and harvesting water ; Waste not, want not: watering strategically ; Making soil your ally ; Watering with irrigation systems -- Part 2: Making smart plant choices. Choosing flowers ; Selecting succulents ; In it for the long haul: shrubs, vines, and trees ; Raising edible foods ; Planting and caring for low-water plants -- Part 3: Leaving your lawn behind. Taking out a lawn ; Replacing grass with low-water solutions ; Considering artificial turf ; Pondering rock gardening -- Part 4: Landscaping with watering needs in mind. Appreciating mulch and other helpful products ; Keeping water in your yard ; Succeeding with potted plants ; Including water features in your landscape ; Updating xeriscaping for today's low-water landscapes -- Part 5: The parts of tens. Ten ways to avoid wasting landscape water ; Ten great-looking, low-water plants.
"Low-Water Landscaping For Dummies will teach you to preserve one of our most critical natural resources while simultaneously maximizing your curb appeal. Ditch wasteful, inefficient irrigation methods like sprinkler systems and learn how to embrace designs that save water. This book guides you through different styles of landscaping, introduces you to uniquely drought-tolerant plants, and provides solutions for even the trickiest terrains. You can break the cycle of constant watering, without sacrificing the relaxing atmosphere and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space. Learn how it's possible to have vibrant, unique, gorgeous landscapes that incorporate grasses, perennials, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, and succulents without wasting hundreds of gallons of water each day. Packed with useful tips, achievable plans, and easy-to-understand instructions, Low-Water Landscaping For Dummies is the only resource eco-conscious gardeners need to design, plant, and enjoy the landscape of their dreams"--