Creating Your Eco-Friendly Garden

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Csiro Publishing, Jul 29, 2008 - Science - 168 pages
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Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden shows you how to develop an environmentally friendly garden for little cost. Practically written, it is based on the author’s first-hand experience as well as the wealth of knowledge she has amassed working at Grass Roots, Australia’s most popular self-sufficiency magazine. The book offers advice on planning your garden, choosing plants, planting times, watering options and pest management following organic principles. It explains how to assess the soil and microclimatic effects of surrounding buildings and vegetation so that you can determine the style of garden that best suits your property. Water efficiency, biodiversity, soil conservation, use of native and biodiversity-friendly plants, organic methods, use of recycled materials and avoidance of environmental weeds are themes that feature strongly throughout the book, and will appeal to gardeners with strong environmental values.
 

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Contents

1 Taking stock setting goals
1
2 The biodiversity connection
11
3 Perfecting a plan
25
4 Obtaining your plants
37
5 Preparation and construction
45
6 Planting time
61
7 Waterwise options
73
8 Safe solutions to pest problems
85
9 The plots develop
105
10 Drought proofing
133
Appendix 1 Plants for particular places
145
Appendix 2 Glossary
152
Appendix 3 Bibliography
154
Index
155
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