Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

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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?Here are a few tips on sustainable ways to maintain your lawn: Raise the deck of your mower and mow to a height of between 4 and 5 centimetres. ... Birth. of. the. mighty. Victa. The first lawnmower was invented by Edwin Beard Buddinganbsp;...

Title:Sustainable Gardening For Dummies
Author:Donna Ellis
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-03-26


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