Energy-Efficient and Environmental Landscaping: Cut Your Utility Bills by up to 30 Percent and Create a Natural, Healthy Yard / Edition 1

Energy-Efficient and Environmental Landscaping: Cut Your Utility Bills by up to 30 Percent and Create a Natural, Healthy Yard / Edition 1

by Anne Simon Moffat, Diane Divenere, Dianne Zampino, Marc Schiler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0963878409

ISBN-13: 9780963878403

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: Appropriate Solutions Press

If you've ever relaxed under a tree on a hot day or hurried across an open field in a biting wind, you've experienced how the features of a landscape can dramatically affect your comfort. Studies have shown that on the same day, at the same time, at only slightly different locations, landscaping can change the temperature by 20 to 25degreeF.

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Overview

If you've ever relaxed under a tree on a hot day or hurried across an open field in a biting wind, you've experienced how the features of a landscape can dramatically affect your comfort. Studies have shown that on the same day, at the same time, at only slightly different locations, landscaping can change the temperature by 20 to 25degreeF.

Energy-Efficient and Environmental Landscaping will show you how to save up to 30% on heating bills and 75% on air-conditioning, cut outdoor water costs by 80%, reduce yard maintenance for a lush lawn with less effort and no toxic chemicals, and create a yard that's inviting to wildlife and pest-free.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963878403
Publisher:
Appropriate Solutions Press
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Publisher's Note4
1Why Energy-Efficient Landscaping Makes Sense7
2Putting Nature to Work: The Basic Principles13
3Energy-Efficient Landscaping for Cool Climates33
4Energy-Efficient Landscaping for Hot, Arid Climates45
5Energy-Efficient Landscaping for Hot, Humid Climates57
6Energy-Efficient Landscaping for Temperate Climates69
7Water-Efficient (Low-Maintenance) Landscaping91
8Natural Lawn Care103
9Landscaping for Wildlife113
10Creating a Natural-Looking Garden with Native Plants123
11The Lazy Gardener's Guide to Recycling Yard Waste131
12An Environmental Gardener's Guide to Pest Management141
13Designing and Planning149
14Landscaping Skills 101159
A Map: The Zones of Plant Hardiness173
B Map: The Latitudes of North America175
C Table of Solar Angles for the U.S.177
D Table of Tangents183
E Table of Tree Densities187
F Lists of Plants According to Size and Form189
Bibliography219
Index225

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