Backyard Water Gardens

Author: Veronica L. Fowler
Editor: Strange Chemistry
ISBN: 1591865530
Size: 17,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 526

A backyard water feature is a feast for your senses! It surrounds you with sights, sounds, colors, and a constant source of movement that will never fail to inspire you. Both soothing and invigorating, water features come in every size, from simple bubblers for patio-sized gardens to more elaborate streams and waterfalls. You can create a water garden without spending a fourtune or all summer doing it and maintain it yourself. Water gardens offer but with no weeding, no mulching, no pruning and no watering. It sure beats mowing! Backyard water gardens answers your questions about designing, building, maintaining, planting, and even stocking fish. This is the place to get your feet wet on the road to successful water gardening. Inside you'll find plenty of how-to and step-by-step photos plus tips for: avoiding common mistakes, properly sitting and sizing your water feature (how big is too big?), keeping up on year-round maintenance, choosing the right equipment and selecting plants and fish -- P. [4] of cover.

Water Gardens

Author: Jacqueline Heriteau
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395709351
Size: 15,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 900

Water plants and accessories are the fastest-growing segment of the nursery business. This book, coauthored by the president of the International Water Lily Society (and owner of the country's largest aquatic nursery) is the definitive resource for North American gardeners. Full-color illustrations.

Water Garden Idea Book

Author: Lee Anne White
Editor: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561588776
Size: 14,79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 343

Lavishly illustrated with inspirational full-color photographs, a detailed manual presents a wide array of ponds, streams, pools, stairs, fountains, urns, and other water features for the outdoor landscape, along with practical tips on design, placement, siting, installation, construction, and maintenance. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Attracting Birds To Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875967905
Size: 13,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 944

Describes how to create an asthetically-pleasing natural setting that will not only attract birds, but will also provide them with food and shelter


Author: Thomas Barthel
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484958
Size: 10,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 327

For dog owners and garden lovers alike, Dogscaping presents a plan for the family dog to live in perfect harmony with a green, beautiful backyard. Whether the family dog is a demon digger like a terrier or a shade-seeking greyhound, Dogscaping offers solutions for all dog owners to create the perfect backyard and garden for all members of the human and canine family. Tom Barthel, a certified master gardener and devoted dog owner, approaches the topic of landscaping for dogs organically—figuratively and literally, whenever possible. Encouraging the reader to pursue organic methods, the author includes a terrific chapter on organic lawns and offers tips for maintaining an earth-friendly (and dog-friendly) green-as-can-be lawn. Between the chapters of this book are profiles called “Organic Gardener: Organic Dog,” in which he tells entertaining success stories of dog-owning organic gardeners and hobby farmers. In the chapter “Site Planning and Plant Selection,” Barthel advises on how to plan the backyard space taking the dog’s habits and proclivities in mind and then makes recommendations for various kinds of vines, groundcovers, shrubs, and urine-resistant plants. In its chapter about maintaining the garden and backyard, Dogscaping presents various organic pest and weed control options, which are safe for the dog and practical for the gardener. The author also offers a list of pest-discouraging plants and methods to deter unwanted weeds and visitors (gophers, deer, squirrels, etc.). In the greenest chapter in the book, “Recycling Home, Garden, and Yard Waste,” Barthel makes a compelling case for composting, cataloging both the advantages and savings and offering an easy five-step method of composting. Other additions to the dog-friendly backyard include planting fruits and vegetables, adding a water feature, and incorporating decks, gazebos, pathways, and lighting, all of which are covered in individual chapters in this beautifully photographed book. The final chapter of the book “Creating Doggy Nirvana” provides fun ideas for owners to include dog-specific features into their backyard designs, including a pooch pergola, doggy sandbox, and disappearing fountain. The appendix provides US and North American zone maps. Index included.

Creating Water Gardens

Author: Mary Moody
Editor: Better Homes & Gardens Books
ISBN: 9780696000980
Size: 11,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the history of water gardens, garden styles, construction, landscaping, ecological factors, plants, and fish

Complete Guide To Water Gardens Ponds Fountains

Author: Kathleen Fisher
Editor: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580111836
Size: 10,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 157

Design and create water gardens, ponds, and fountains. Over 490 color photographs and illustrations.

Water Gardening In Containers

Author: Ken Walter
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426191
Size: 15,87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 836

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.