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Sustainable Gardening

By Michael Lavelle

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ISBN: 9781847972323
PUBLISHED: 22/02/2011
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 244 colour photographs

What is sustainable gardening? Can my garden be sustainable? This practical book sets out to answer these questions by explaining how it is possible to garden in a way that has a positive environmental impact upon the way we live. Its main focus is on established horticultural practices, showing that it is possible to be environmentally responsible, and yet still have a stunning garden display.

Centred on the need to work with, rather than against nature, and using simple, clear commonsense explanations, it deals with the practicalities of:

  • Understanding and harnessing natural cycles
  • Managing soil ecologically
  • Establishing and maintaining plants
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Environmental assessment and planning
  • Reducing a garden's ecological footprint

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" Earnest and detailed when explaining the science and theory behind best practice. It is an excellent general gardening handbook.
You finish this book with a deeper understanding of the need to revise our ways. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Garden

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