Climate change means we all have to start changing the way we live and how we use the Earth's finite resources -- and it's no different for gardeners. Sustainable Gardening For Dummies teaches both experienced gardeners and those new to the hobby how to enjoy the fruits of their labour and benefit the planet at the same time.
Learn how to design a sustainable garden, using mulch, compost and other environmentally friendly practices; choose drought-tolerant plants to see your garden through tough conditions; find alternatives to traditional water-guzzling lawns; and minimise your carbon footprint while encouraging biodiversity.
Part I: Understanding the Basics of Sustainable Gardening.
Chapter 1: Introducing Sustainable Gardening.
Chapter 2: Soils Ain't Soils.
Chapter 3: Water: Liquid Gold.
Part II: Designing a Sustainable Garden.
Chapter 4: Understanding Your Existing Space.
Chapter 5: Creating a Garden Plan.
Chapter 6: Making a Statement.
Part III: Developing Healthy Habits in Your Yard.
Chapter 7: Returning Biodiversity to Your Backyard.
Chapter 8: Keeping Plants Healthy.
Chapter 9: Compost and Mulch.
Chapter 10: Worms: Slimy but Good.
Part IV: Growing Plants Sustainably.
Chapter 11: Selecting Sustainable Plants.
Chapter 12: Vegies and Herbs, Fruit and Nuts.
Chapter 13: The Impossible Dream? Installing a Sustainable Lawn.
Chapter 14: Containers and Other Gardens for Small Spaces.
Part V: Other Schools of Thought.
Chapter 15: Organic Gardening.
Chapter 16: Permaculture.
Chapter 17: The Biodynamic Movement.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways Your Sustainable Garden Rewards You.
Chapter 19: Ten Facts about Weeds.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Maintaining Your Sustainable Garden.
Series: For Dummies Ser.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 11th January 2010
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.66