Eco-yards: Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes

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New Society Publishers, Feb 8, 2011 - Gardening - 240 pages
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How to have a beautiful, environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance yard
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
The Gardener Make love not war in your ecoyard
7
What Is an Ecoyard?
19
Why Ecoyards?
35
Ecomaintenance
53
Weeds and Bugs
65
Whats in a Lawn?
81
The Wonders of Compost
133
Designing Your Ecoyard
155
Waterwise Design
183
Growing Vegetablesin the Ecoyard
195
Overview
205
Afterword
209
Acknowledgments
211
Resources
213

Making Beds to Replace Your Lawn
99
Soil A Feeding Frenzy
117
Color Section
131
Index
221
About the Author
227
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About the author (2011)

Laureen Rama is a landscape designer whose lifelong passion is beautifying landscapes in ways that enhance the natural environment. She is the founder of Eco-Yards, which provides natural landscape design, installation, consultation, and education in Calgary, Alberta. Laureen has also worked as an international development educator, public involvement consultant, and a management consultant specializing in creativity.

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