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The Water Wise Home

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781603429207
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 39.24 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

The Water Wise Home

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781612121697
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 48.28 MB
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Presents a guide to building systems for the home that reuse and conserve water, including constructing rain gardens, installing greywater systems, and purchasing a waterless composting toilet.
Category: House & Home

Waterwise Plants For Sustainable Gardens

Author : Scott Ogden
ISBN : 9781604693362
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 87.16 MB
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“I can't imagine a designer or avid gardener who wouldn't want this on their bookshelf.” —Garden Design Online Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens is a practical guide to the best 200 plants guaranteed to thrive in low-water gardens. Plant entries provide the common and botanical name, the regions where the plant is best adapted, growth and care information, and notes on pests and disease. This practical and inspiring guide includes a variety of plants, from trees to succulents, perennials to bulbs, all selected for their wide adaptability and ornamental value. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography make this guide a must-have resource for any sustainable gardener.
Category: Gardening

Water Wise Gardening

Author : Thomas Christopher
ISBN : UOM:49015002039650
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 75.9 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

Author : Wendy Mee
ISBN : 0874215617
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 68.49 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 : 20.67 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

Xeriscape Plant Guide

Author : Denver Water
ISBN : 1555912532
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 24.41 MB
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Presents a guide to low-water-use plants to create a xeriscape.
Category: Gardening

Water Wise Plants For The Southwest

Author : Nan Sterman
ISBN : 1591864682
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40.76 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

Waterwise House And Garden

Author : Allan Windust
ISBN : 9780643099791
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.42 MB
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Shortlisted in TAFE Vocational Education category in the 2003 Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing. This practical guide shows how we can contribute to conserving water, our most precious resource, in our home and garden. Waterwise House and Garden takes a planned approach to saving water in the home using different household reticulation options including the use of rainwater tanks and recycling greywater. It shows how to eliminate unnecessary watering in the garden by working with nature to create a garden that is both enjoyable and sensitive to the environment. It explains the science behind survival strategies of plants in dry conditions, shows how soil and water interact, and demonstrates how to improve the soil in your garden. Included is an extensive list of native and exotic plants that are tolerant to dry conditions in both tropical and temperate climates. The result is an accessible and informative resource guaranteed to help you reduce the environmental impact of everyday living, and dramatically reduce your household water bill in the process.
Category: Science

Xeriscape Handbook

Author : Gayle Weinstein
ISBN : 1555913466
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 30.90 MB
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An easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to creating a water-wise gardening environment, no matter where one lives. Photos.
Category: Gardening