Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

Product Number: EB00057667
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118348543
Publisher: For Dummies
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Description

Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with this practical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probably heard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles in your own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or a sprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planning your sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happy and healthy.   -Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supply them to your plants sustainably? -Watering techniques - how much water does your garden really need, and how can you conserve and supply it? -Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come from and are they sustainable? -Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of the planet through your own gardening practices? -Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methods can you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? -Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you control them while being kind to the environment? -Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintain them, and what do they do for your garden? -Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or even make your own?

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Author(s): Donna Ellis
Series: For Dummies
Genre: Home Garden
Original Publish Date: Mar 26, 2012

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