Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies
Part I: Sustainable Landscaping: The Basics.
Chapter 1: Landscaping the Sustainable Way.
Chapter 2: Making Good Decisions about What to Include in Your Landscape.
Chapter 3: Deciding Whether to Do It Yourself or Call in the Pros.
Part II: Good Design: The Key to Sustainable Landscaping.
Chapter 4: Getting Better Acquainted with Your Property.
Chapter 5: Brushing Up on Design Basics.
Chapter 6: Plotting Your Sustainable Landscape.
Part III: Water, Water, Everywhere: Water-Conserving Irrigation and Drainage.
Chapter 7: Surveying Your Watering Options.
Chapter 8: The Nuts and Bolts of Water Harvesting, Irrigation, and Drainage.
Chapter 9: Managing Water: The Other Half of the Irrigation Equation.
Chapter 10: Maintaining Water-Harvesting and Irrigation Systems.
Part IV: Hardscaping Made Easy: Creating Awesome Features without Wrecking the Environment.
Chapter 11: Preparing Your Site.
Chapter 12: Exploring Basic Hardscape Elements and Outdoor Rooms.
Chapter 13: Spicing Up Your Hardscape with Other Fun and Functional Elements.
Chapter 14: Sustainable Hardscape Construction.
Chapter 15: Hardscape Maintenance.
Part V: Great Greenery for a Green Garden.
Chapter 16: Planting the Seed: Sustainable Plant Basics.
Chapter 17: Introducing Benefi cial Trees and Shrubs to Your Landscape.
Chapter 18: Enhancing Your Landscape’s Sustainability with Smaller Plants.
Chapter 19: Exploring Lower Impact Lawns and Sustainable Lawn Alternatives.
Chapter 20: Examining the Essentials of Sustainable Garden Care.
Chapter 21: Pest and Disease Control the Sustainable Way.
Chapter 22: Opting for Organic Lawn Care.
Part VI: The Par t of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Projects That Pay You and the Environment Back Big Time.
Chapter 24: Ten Totally Nonsustainable Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.
Appendix: Planning for Special Situations.