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Sustainable Gardening - Michael Lavelle

Sustainable Gardening


Published: 21st February 2011
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This practical book sets out to answer these questions by explaining how it is possible to garden in a way that has a positive environmental impact on our lives. It's main focus is on established horticultural practices, showing that it is possible to be environmentally responsible, and yet still have a stunning garden display.

Centered on the need to work with, rather than against nature, and using simple, clear commonsense explanations, it deals with the practicalities of:

  • Understanding and harnessing natural cycles
  • Managing soil ecologically
  • Establishing and maintaining plants
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Environmental assessment and planning
  • Reducing a garden's ecological footprint
About the Author

After studying horticulture and environmental management, Michael Lavelle worked as a professional landscaper before starting a career as a horticultural lecturer. He currently works as a senior lecturer at Writtle College in Chemsford. Michael has designed and constructed several educational exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show, winning over a dozen medals including three prestigious gold medal. He is a regular author on the subject of plants, gardening and garden wildlife, and has won awards from the Garden Media Guild for his writing.

ISBN: 9781847972323
ISBN-10: 1847972322
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st February 2011
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.663