Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Made Simple: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Gardening

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The ideal guide to getting started for every beginning gardener

Gardening Made Simple is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to creating beautiful gardens, including all the basics of planting, growing, and caring for trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, lawns and other greenery. With plenty of clear and explanatory full-color photographs, it gives beginners the inspiration and simple guidance they need to achieve their green-thumb ...

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Overview

The ideal guide to getting started for every beginning gardener

Gardening Made Simple is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to creating beautiful gardens, including all the basics of planting, growing, and caring for trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, lawns and other greenery. With plenty of clear and explanatory full-color photographs, it gives beginners the inspiration and simple guidance they need to achieve their green-thumb dreams.

A helpful introductory section covers basic tools and techniques and shows you how to choose the right garden plans and plants for your Zone, prepare your soil, manage pests, and prune, mulch, fertilize, and water with ease.

  • Includes more than 65 step-by-step gardening projects
  • Features 145 easy-to-grow plants, including sections on container gardening, growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, flower gardening, landscaping with trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers, and foolproof houseplants
  • Features more than 1,200 color photographs throughout, including step-by-step photos and shots of finished projects, as well as colorful illustrations and easy plant-by-number diagrams
  • Includes handy Ask the Garden Doctor question-and-answer content, and Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden tips throughout

No matter your gardening experience and skill level, Gardening Made Simple provides the inspiration, insight, and advice you need to grow the garden of your dreams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470638545
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 266,982
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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The iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started 12

Chapter 2. Understanding Plants 24

Chapter 3. Choosing and Using Tools 36

Chapter 4. Preparing and Improving Soil 54

Chapter 5. Growing Turfgrass 82

Chapter 6. Growing Flowers and Foliage 106

Chapter 7. Growing Trees, Shrubs, and Vines 138

Chapter 8. Growing Vines and Climbers 170

Chapter 9. Growing Edibles 184

Chapter 10. Making More Plants 212

Chapter 11. Mulching and Fertilizing 234

Chapter 12. Watering and Irrigating 248

Chapter 13. Pruning 266

Chapter 14. Gardening in Containers 292

Chapter 15. Managing Weeds, Pests, and Diseases 322

Resources 346

Index 348

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    Fabulous for Newcomers to Gardening

    I started a new garen this year and this book answered all my questions.
    Best of all, it utilizes photos extensively ! Do yourself a favor and get everything you need in one book!

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