The Essential Garden: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for a Successful Garden

Overview

All major gardening tasks require a tool of some kind. Today, with the rapid proliferation of equipment, it can be hard to know which is the best tool to use for a particular job, let alone choose between the different makes and materials. Is a soak hose more cost-effective than a sprinkler? What's the best way of protecting tender plants in winter? What do I need to propagate plants? The Essential Garden offers clear, invaluable advice on choosing the best tools for the job. Sensitized to the consumer's point of...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (31) from $2.34   
  • New (7) from $4.50   
  • Used (24) from $2.34   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 6 of 7
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(29)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New, unread book.

Ships from: North Tonawanda, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
$4.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(250)

Condition: New
New Brand New Unread No Markings, Paperback.

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.98
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(167)

Condition: New
2002 Spiral-bound New clean, tight, unmarked (Fine), -JP All orders are shipped by kbooks every business day.

Ships from: Niagara Falls, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$26.56
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
SPIRAL-BOUND New 084782442X Brand New US Edition Book in Perfect Condition. Fast Shipping with tracking number.

Ships from: Houston, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$33.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(273)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(164)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 6 of 7
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

All major gardening tasks require a tool of some kind. Today, with the rapid proliferation of equipment, it can be hard to know which is the best tool to use for a particular job, let alone choose between the different makes and materials. Is a soak hose more cost-effective than a sprinkler? What's the best way of protecting tender plants in winter? What do I need to propagate plants? The Essential Garden offers clear, invaluable advice on choosing the best tools for the job. Sensitized to the consumer's point of view, the author, an 11-year veteran product tester and researcher for the UK's Consumer Association magazine Gardening Which? draws on her experience to provide an independent, tough-minded assessment of the best and safest equipment available today.

This uniquely accessible book answers these and myriad other questions. It presents over 350 tools and pieces of equipment for every important horticultural task, from routine jobs such as weeding to the intricacies of pruning. The first independent guide to contemporary-rather than antique-gardening tools, it sorts the essential items from the mere gadgets and guides you through the huge range of tool types and materials. As well as helping you choose between different versions of the most basic items, it profiles all the latest power tools, such as robot mowers and other equipment used by professional gardeners.

Concise captions describe the main features and uses of all the tools, while step-by-step sequences show how to use them for specific tasks and effects. Accomplished garden experts provide numerous tips and tricks of the trade, many are household names and well-known gardeners.

As well ascovering all the major horticultural tools, the book features equipment for surveying a garden and creating a new design, and for key landscaping jobs such as laying paths and terraces. There will be a section of invaluable advice on storing and maintaining tools as well as using them safely. It concludes with a useful list of sources and suppliers, enabling the reader to find all the items featured.

Whether planning a complete garden from scratch, replanting a border, or simply want to improve your lawn, The Essential Garden is an invaluable resource.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847824427
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/9/2002
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)