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Natural Landscaping

Natural Landscaping Author John Diekelmann
ISBN-10 0299173240
Release 2002
Pages 302
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In response to demand from landscape architects and home gardeners, Natural Landscaping returns to print in an updated and expanded second edition. It is unique in its focus on plant communities; it approaches landscape design as the establishment of natural ecosystems, rather than mere planting of specimens. Emphasizing the natural landscapes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, this book o reviews landscaping principles and techniques o introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlands o illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenance o presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlands o offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plants o addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential sites o discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties

Natural Landscaping

Natural Landscaping Author Sally Roth
ISBN-10 0875968856
Release 2002-04-20
Pages 256
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Now Create a Landscape that's Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Inviting, Naturally Easy to Care for! Natural Landscaping shows you how to create your own woodland gardens, shade gardens, wildflower meadows, prairie gardens, water gardens, songbird gardens, hummingbird gardens, and butterfly gardens! It includes: - 9 detailed, full-color plans to provide plenty of inspiration. - 234 easy-care plant ideas to take the guesswork out of plant-work! - Plenty of projects and techniques that let you build in structure at your own pace! - Plus scores of finishing touches to help you achieve just the look you want! It's packed with real-life examples, garden plans, colorful combinations, at-a-glance plant charts, expert tips, related projects, and custom options, with lavish color photos and illustrations.

Natural Florida Landscaping

Natural Florida Landscaping Author Dan Walton
ISBN-10 9781561643882
Release 2007
Pages 110
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As Florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants. Wildlife habitat is reduced; water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases; and the appearance of Florida is altered. But you can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and choose the native plants that will thrive there. You will have the joy of creating an aesthetically pleasing, life-supporting, and environmentally sensitive landscape. Methods for a small fruit and vegetable garden are also covered.

Sunset Landscaping with Stone

Sunset Landscaping with Stone Author Editors of Sunset Books
ISBN-10 0376034785
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 144
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A fundamental resource for realizing the potential of virtually any garden focuses on the resilience and color of stone and includes step-by-step instructions for everything from patios to walls and waterfalls. Original.

Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally

Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally Author Robert Kourik
ISBN-10 9781603581158
Release 2005-03-30
Pages 382
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First published in 1986, this classic is back in print by popular demand. It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to designing a productive environment using vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes. It includes descriptions of plants for all temperate habitats, methods for improving soil, tree pruning styles, and gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants. There are sections on attracting beneficial insects with companion plants and using planting to shelter your home from erosion, heat, wind, and cold.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects

Black   Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects Author Kristen Hampshire
ISBN-10 9781610590099
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 240
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The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects is a hardworking, comprehensive manual for renovating, building, and "greening up" your landscape. Inside you'll find complete directions for time-tested landscape building projects as well as new environmentally sustainable projects. From designing your landscape to putting the finishing touches on an arbor or custom gate, everything you need for landscaping success is right here. Learn how to make and install: compost bins, water management systems, dry beds, rain gardens, efficient irrigation, soil management programs, permeable patios & walkways, reclaimed fences, and more. You can build a sustainable, low-cost yard with the most efficient, cost-effective methods and products with the help of this book.

Practical Natural Landscaping for Landscapers

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Practical Natural Landscaping for Landscapers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Practical Natural Landscaping for Landscapers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Practical Natural Landscaping for Landscapers book for free.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

The Magical World of Moss Gardening Author Annie Martin
ISBN-10 9781604697162
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 240
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“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, as an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.

Landscaping for wildlife

Landscaping for wildlife Author Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051881079
Release 1987-06
Pages 144
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A beautifully illustrated and practical guide for landscaping for wildlife. Explains the benefits and principles of landscaping for wildlife and the components necessary to fulfill the major habitat needs of wildlife. Contains chapters on landscaping the yard, farmland and woodland. Tables, figures and illustrations. Extensive bibliography. Glossary. Extensive appendix with list of plants for use in landscaping, planning checklist, bird feeder designs, etc.

Proceedings of Natural Landscaping Workshop

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ISBN-10 MINN:31951000339906H
Release 1984*
Pages 73
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Proceedings of Natural Landscaping Workshop has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Proceedings of Natural Landscaping Workshop also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Proceedings of Natural Landscaping Workshop book for free.

Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World Author Thomas Rainer
ISBN-10 9781604697209
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 316
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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

Source Book on Natural Landscaping for Local Officials

Source Book on Natural Landscaping for Local Officials Author Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822021745476
Release 1997
Pages 81
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Nature s Design

Nature s Design Author Carol A. Smyser
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00661474N
Release 1982-01-01
Pages 390
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Shows the homeowner how to assess a site by gathering data on such factors as soil, water, and climate, and how to develop a plan based on native plants and natural design

Natural Landscapes of Maine

Natural Landscapes of Maine Author Susan Gawler
ISBN-10 0692122923
Release 2018-08
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Revised and updated 2018. This book divides Maine's landscape into smaller pieces - 'natural communities' and 'ecosystems' - and assigns names to those pieces based on where they fit in the landscape and on their attendant trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and wildlife species. Each of Maine's 104 natural communities has a two page description with color photographs and distribution maps. Introductory material includes a diagnostic key and how this classification fits into a bigger picture for conservation, and appendices include a cross-reference to other classification types and a glossary.

Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife

Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife Author Craig N. Huegel
ISBN-10 0813034949
Release 2010
Pages 285
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Simple steps to bring birds and other wildlife into your yard "Native plant enthusiasts wishing to increase wildlife in their home landscapes will find this book filled with valuable information."--Richard P. Wunderlin, author of Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida "Huegel has combined personal passion with extensive experience in this well-written, easy-to-use guide for transforming our gardens into havens for wildlife. Conversational, entertaining, and helpful, no native plant enthusiast should be without it."--Gil Nelson, author of Florida's Best Native Landscape Plants Floridians share their state with a wide and unique array of wildlife. Unfortunately, commercially developed subdivisions and landscapes often do not provide welcoming habitats for the majority of the native fauna. Attract wildlife back to your yard with this clear, practical guide. Ecologist and consultant Craig Huegel draws on his considerable experience as both a gardener and a professional wildlife biologist to explain how anyone can easily create an attractive landscape plan that is also an inviting habitat for wild animals. He provides specific information on the wildlife value of approximately 150 native trees and shrubs and gives clear and precise direction on incorporating each into your garden. Featuring nearly 200 brilliant color photos, Huegel's guide will help you to identify and select the plants you need--no matter where you live in Florida. Whether you want to invite birds, deer, rabbits, frogs, turtles, or foxes, transforming your yard into a sustainable, wildlife-friendly environment won't require difficult or dramatic changes. Pick up this handy and inspiring book today and discover how easy it is to redevelop any landscape into an attractive habitat for wildlife.

Pennsylvania Naturally

Pennsylvania Naturally Author Geoffrey L. Mehl
ISBN-10 098627660X
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 396
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Pennsylvania Naturally describes all the habitat types, all the soils and all the native plants -- but it's also a toolkit of knowledge about geography, geology and ecology especially for gardeners. It provides dozens of starter lists to use as foundations for design and includes the perfect list of plants for rain gardens. The book describes sustainable landscaping as much more than environmental responsibility. Gardens are more lush, more productive, easier to maintain and less expensive. Instead of controlling the land, we collaborate with it to design a garden that suits our taste and give us pleasure. Gorgeous gardens are possible on any scale, no matter what our resources - and we contribute to the health of the planet. Instead of trial-and-error, we plan, design and create landscapes with confidence and success. For the first time, we can garden with certainty about our soil, the habitat we have, the plants that will work. Along the way, we broaden our horizons about the astonishing variety of landscape opportunities in Pennsylvania and gain an appreciation for the complex ecology that makes the entire state a marvelous place to garden. More than 100 illustrations.

The Carbon Farming Solution

The Carbon Farming Solution Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603585729
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 512
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With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture—specifically, the subset of practices known as “carbon farming”—can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions platform. Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Toensmeier’s book is the first to bring together these powerful strategies in one place, including in-depth analysis of the available research and, where research is lacking, a discussion of what it will take to get us there. Carbon farming can take many forms. The simplest practices involve modifications to annual crop production. Although many of these modifications have relatively low sequestration potential, they are widely applicable and easily adopted, and thus have excellent potential to mitigate climate change if practiced on a global scale. Likewise, grazing systems such as silvopasture are easily replicable, don’t require significant changes to human diet, and—given the amount of agricultural land worldwide that is devoted to pasture—can be important strategies in the carbon farming arsenal. But by far, agroforestry practices and perennial crops present the best opportunities for sequestration. While many of these systems are challenging to establish and manage, and would require us to change our diets to new and largely unfamiliar perennial crops, they also offer huge potential that has been almost entirely ignored by climate crusaders. Many of these carbon farming practices are already implemented globally on a scale of millions of hectares. These are not minor or marginal efforts, but win-win solutions that provide food, fodder, and feedstocks while fostering community self-reliance, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and repairing degraded land—all while sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, and ultimately contributing to a climate that will remain amenable to human civilization. Just as importantly to a livable future, these crops and practices can contribute to broader social goals such as women’s empowerment, food sovereignty, and climate justice. The Carbon Farming Solution does not present a prescription for how cropland should be used and is not, first and foremost, a how-to manual, although following up on references in a given section will frequently provide such information. Instead, The Carbon Farming Solution is—at its root—a toolkit. It is the most complete collection of climate-friendly crops and practices currently available. With this toolkit, farmers, communities, and governments large and small, can successfully launch carbon farming projects with the most appropriate crops and practices to their climate, locale, and socioeconomic needs. Toensmeier’s ultimate goal is to place carbon farming firmly in the center of the climate solutions platform, alongside clean solar and wind energy. With The Carbon Farming Solution, Toensmeier wants to change the discussion, impact policy decisions, and steer mitigation funds to the research, projects, and people around the world who envision a future where agriculture becomes the protagonist in this fraught, urgent, and unprecedented drama of our time. Citizens, farmers, and funders will be inspired to use the tools presented in this important new book to transform degraded lands around the world into productive carbon-storing landscapes.