Hands on Gardener Water: How to Use and Conserve Our Most Precious Resource

Hands on Gardener Water: How to Use and Conserve Our Most Precious Resource

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Hands on Gardener Water: How to Use and Conserve Our Most Precious Resource by Susan McClure, Jim Anderson


A commonsense approach to water-conscious gardening

Clearing up one of the most common yet mystifying problems gardeners face O how to deliver the right amount of water to the right plant at the right time- WATER is a fully illustrated guide with an emphasis on conservation, and includes an encyclopedia of over 100 plants that require low-to-moderate water use.

THE LESSONS OF XERISCAPING O The beauty of mulch. The importance of humus. Choosing plants according to their needs, and avoiding lawn envy.

DRAINAGE & SOILS O Know your dirt: clay, silt, sand. The drainage test. Wetting agents and water-holding gels.

SELF-RELIANT PLANTINGS O Encouraging vigorous roots. Spacing plants further apart. Dealing with wind, sun, slopes. And letting a plant go dormant when it wants to.

WISE WAY TO WATER O From watering cans to sprinklers to soaker hoses to a customized system. Recycling water an gray water. A season-by-season guide to efficient watering practices by climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761117780
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Smith and Hawken the Hands-on Gardener Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Susan McClure is the author of Smith & Hawken: Seeds and Propagation. Her other books include The Herb Gardener, The Harvest Gardener, and The Gourmet Gardener.

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