High-impact, low-carbon gardening : 1001 ways to garden sustainably / Alice Bowe.
By: Bowe, Alice.Material type: BookPublisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 263 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0881929980; 9780881929980.Subject(s): Gardening | Sustainable agriculture
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.