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Your Eco-friendly Yard

Your Eco-friendly YardTitoloYour Eco-friendly Yard
AutoreGirolamo, Tom
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€ 21,62
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CategoriaGardening: Garden Design
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati256 pages, Illustrations
Anno2009
EditoreF&W Publications Inc
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Your Eco-Friendly Yard shows you how to plan and create a personalized ecosystem in your own yard. You'll discover 20 projects, such as selecting appropriate native plants for your region, practicing water efficiency and conservation, and proper placement of trees and vegetation, plus tips and expert advice for saving the earth, as well as time and money.

Indice e argomenti trattati
Introduction11
An Eco-Friendly Yard to the Rescue
13
There's No Time to Lose
13
A Different Approach
15
It's All About You
15
Top 10 Things to Avoid in an Eco-Friendly Yard
17
One Rain Barrel or Rain Garden
17
Retaining Walls
18
Compost Piles or Bins
19
Removal of Organic Materials
19
Rototilling
20
Gardening
20
Organic Fertilizers
21
Advice From the Local Garden Shop
23
What Someone Else Wants for You
23
Native Plants
23
B.E.L.S.
25
Benefits
25
Efficiency
26
Lifestyle
29
Systems
30
Integrating Home and Landscape
33
Integrating Energy
33
Integrating Structures
37
Planning and Design
41
The Property Owner Questionnaire
41
Key to the Questionnaire
42
Property Information
42
Decision Makers
43
Budgeting
43
Design Analysis
45
Choosing a Plan That's Right for You
47
Design --- The Continual Process
47
Tools that work so you don't have to (or at least not as hard)
49
Junk
49
Using the Right Tools
49
Better and Faster
50
High Tech Really Matters
51
Less is More
53
Personality Approach to a Lifestyle Landscape
55
What's Your Lifestyle?
55
Using the Sustainable Lifestyle Pyramid
59
The Basic Four
61
The Bold Persnality
63
Projects for Bold Persnalities
65
Solar Electric Fence
65
Solar Panel for Lighting and Pumps
69
Large Solar Panel
73
Micro-Irrigation
79
Advanced Entertainment Areas
85
Brick Oven
87
Thin-Crust Pizza in the Brick Oven
91
Benefits of Projects for Bold Personalities
95
Plants for the Bold Personality
96
The Fun Personality
99
Projects for Fun Persnalities
101
Outdoor Shower
101
Wire Spool Bistro Table
107
Bistro Chairs
113
Cork End Table
117
Benefits of Projects for Fun Personalities
123
Plants for the Fun Personality
124
The Perfectionist Personality
127
Projects for Perfectionist Personalities
129
Drip Irrigation
129
Drip Irrigation for Planters
133
Determining Ample Water Supply for Drip Irrigation System
134
How Long and How Often Should I Run My Irrigation System
135
Maintenance for Drip and Micro-Irrigation Systems
136
``Blowing Out'' Irrigation Lines
138
Well-Organized Tool Storage
141
Master Tool Storage
143
Benefits of Projects for Perfectionist Personalities
147
Plants for the Perfectionist Personality
148
The Easy-Going Personality
151
Projects for Easy-Going Personalities
152
Types of Mulch
152
Composting or Decomposition
153
Weed Control Prior to Mulching
155
The Black Plastic Myth for Reducing Weeds
156
Avoid Synthetic Weed Barriers
156
Easy Mulching and Composting
157
Fast and Easy Mulched Path
159
Sticks and Branches Mulch
163
Easy Weed Smothering
167
Plants That Make Mulch
170
Adding Plants to Self-Mulch Areas
171
Grow Ground Cover Plants
173
Chop-and-Drop Mulching Method
175
Benefits of Projects for Easy-Going Personalities
178
Plants for the Easy-Going Personality
180
Put Water to Work for You
183
Our Water Dilemma
185
Reducing Lawn Areas to Reduce Water Use
187
Water Use in the Home
188
Water and Your Lifestyle
189
Water with Benefits
190
Catch the Wave
192
Roof Materials
192
Gutters, Valleys and Eaves
193
Driveways, Patios and Other Impervious Surfaces
193
Swales
195
Ponds
197
Ponds Without Synthetic Liners
197
Ponds With Synthetic Liners
201
Water Tanks
204
Putting It All Together
204
Top 10 Must-Have Items For Creating Your Eco-Friendly yard
The Masonry Heater
207
Large Water Storage
209
Grow Perennial Food Crops
210
Share Your Sustainable Lifestyle
210
Grow Weeds
211
Raise Pet Chickens
212
Create Nature
213
Give Naysayers the Cold shoulder
214
Make It Fit Your Personality and Your Lifestyle
215
Accept Change in Your Landscape
217
Where in the World are You?
219
Learn From Your Environment - Past and Present
220
The Simple Life from Years Past
220
The Advent of Central Heat and Air Conditioning
221
Home, Business and Animal Shelters Constructed for Climate
221
Your Ancestors' Diet
222
Decay-Resistant Trees
222
Changes in Your Soil
224
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
225
Health Benefits from Your Yard
227
Play in Your Yard
227
How Does Your Garden Grow?
232
Safety
235
Your Unique Situation
235
You Will Be Doing Things
235
Your Climate and Geographic Area
235
Your Culture or the Cultures of Those Around You
236
Sensitive Environments
237
Tool and Equipment Safety
239
Call Before You Dig
241
Plant Safety
242
Laws, Regulations and Permits
243
Surveys
245
Zone Map246
Metric Table247
Glossary248
Resources and Supplies251
Index252
About the Author255

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