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The Water Wise Home

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781603429207
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 81.73 MB
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Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.
Category: House & Home

Water Wise Gardening

Author : Thomas Christopher
ISBN : UOM:49015002039650
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 61.3 MB
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Assesses the water crisis facing American gardeners, looks at new approaches to gardening with less water in various regions around the country, and describes the use of native plants
Category: Gardening

Water Wise Plants For The Southwest

Author : Nan Sterman
ISBN : 1591864682
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 24.62 MB
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Water-Wise Plants for the Southwest is a must have resource for any Southwest gardener facing water-shortages. It is filled with expert advice from proven low-water gardeners, and includes everything from using tried and true low water use plants in the landscape, efficient watering and cultivation tips from planting to maturity, to new water-wise cultivars and species. The book features inspirational photos of low-water residential landscapes and more than 100 plant recommendations with helpful icons for ease of use. Also included is an extensive reference guide with listings of botanical and water conservation demonstration gardens, educational opportunities, irrigation suppliers, technical support, websites, and professional organizations. This book is one you would recommend to any gardener facing limited water resources.
Category: Gardening

Water Wise

Author : Wendy Mee
ISBN : 0874215617
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 64.74 MB
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An invaluable guide for the general reader, gardener, and homeowner, as well as for professional landscapers, horticulturists, and others in the nursery industry. This comprehensive volume provides specific information about shrubs, trees, grasses, and forbs native to most states in the Intermountain West that can be used in landscaping to conserve water, reflect and preserve the region's landscape character, and help protect its ecological integrity. Thirty years ago, native plants and water conservation were topics pursued by only a small, dedicated group of native plant enthusiasts and conservationists. Today, these subjects are of vital interest to a much larger segment of the region's population. Cities, offices, homeowners, and agriculture alike are affected by the growing shortage of water, especially during the current drought. They need specific, reliable plant information, along with help in matching plant choices with growing conditions, functional needs, and aesthetic goals. Water Wise is both convenient and comprehensive. The heart of the book presents hundreds of species, devoting a full page to each, with a description of appearance, habitat, landscape use, and other comments. Four-color photographs illustrate each plant described. A reader-friendly introduction provides important background on the ecology of the Intermountain West, along with full descriptions of native plant habitats and associations. Appendices include charts on associations, best uses in landscaping, and hardiness zones. An accessible resource of accurate native plant information for all readers, Water Wise will be indispensable to professional landscapers and amateurs alike.
Category: Gardening

Greywater Green Landscape

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781612128405
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 65.7 MB
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Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you’ll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you'll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Landscaping On The New Frontier

Author : Susan E. Meyer
ISBN : 9781457181047
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 48.68 MB
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A practical volume for the home or business owner on landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Rocky Mountain West. Filled with color illustrations, photos, and design sketches, over 100 native species are described, while practical tips on landscape design, water-wise irrigation, and keeping down the weeds are provided. In this book you will learn how to use natural landscapes to inspire your own designed landscape around your business or home and yard. Included are design principles, practical ideas, and strong examples of what some homeowners have already done to convert traditional "bluegrass" landscapes into ones that are more expressive of the West. Landscaping on the new Frontier also offers an approach to irrigation that minimizes the use of supplemental water yet ensures the survival of plants during unusually dry periods. You will learn how to combine ecological principles with design principles to create beautiful home landscapes that require only minimal resources to maintain.
Category: Gardening


Author : Scott Davis
ISBN : 9781550923988
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 70.32 MB
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All you need to get clean home energy from water to wire.
Category: Architecture

Creating Rain Gardens

Author : Apryl Uncapher
ISBN : 9781604693973
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 65.82 MB
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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Category: Gardening

The Water Saving Garden

Author : Pam Penick
ISBN : 9781607747949
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 79.44 MB
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A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results. With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating outdoor spaces that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Gardening

Handbook Of Water Use And Conservation

Author : Amy Vickers
ISBN : 1931579075
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23.42 MB
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żThe definitive work on the topicż-Library Journal (starred rating), this award-winning book is żThe most through reference ever published on water use and conservationż a gold mine of resourcesż (American Water Works Association). Describes water use characteristics, water audits, and over 100 water efficiency measures for homes, landscapes, industries, businesses, and farms. Provides estimated water savings, benefits (e.g., energy savings), and costs associated with measures. Includes 175 tables, charts and photos, over 50 case studies, eight appendices, glossary, and index. The author is a nationally recognized water expert and engineer (M.S. Engineering, Dartmouth); Editorial Advisory Board Member, National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. Winner - Benjamin Franklin Book Award '02 (Technical/Professional). See more reviews at
Category: Business & Economics