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Author Handreck, K. A. (Kevin A.), 1938-

Title Good gardens with less water / Kevin Handreck.

Publication Info. Collingwood, Vic. : Csiro Pub., [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 166 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series CSIRO Publishing gardening guides
CSIRO Publishing gardening guides.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents PREFACE; Acknowledgements; 1 Causes of water shortages; 2 Plants and water; 3 Know your soil; 4 Organic matter and soils; 5 Your soil is a reservoir; 6 Water quality; 7 Delivering water to your plants; 8 Garden watering systems; 9 Mulches: the facts; 10 New gardens and new gardens from old; 11 Dealing with too much water; 12 Lawns; 13 Water for plants in pots; 14 Testing potting mixes; Appendix 1 Sources of extra information; Index.
Summary This beautifully illustrated, full-colour book contains a wealth of information on such key topics as: how to improve soil structure to maximise the retention of water for use by plants; selecting drought-tolerant native and exotic plants; working out how much water to apply to different types of plants; choosing the best lawn grass for your climate; rainwater harvesting and use; and how to avoid problems when greywater is used in the garden. With specific chapters devoted to watering systems and equipment, mulches, planting techniques and potted plants, this book offers practical solutions fo.
Subject Landscape gardening -- Water conservation -- Australia.
Water conservation -- Australia.
GARDENING -- Ornamental Plants.
GARDENING -- Climatic -- Temperate.
GARDENING -- Flowers -- General.
Landscape gardening -- Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst00991934
Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst01171608
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Other Form: Print version: Handreck, K.A. (Kevin A.), 1938- Good gardens with less water. Collingwood, Vic. : Csiro Pub., ©2008 9780643094703 0643094709 (OCoLC)212842759
ISBN 9780643095816 (electronic bk.)
0643095810 (electronic bk.)
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