Let me help you take the frustration out of gardening and landscaping. Discover methods to be kind to the environment by being "almost organic", and maintaining a great looking yard and garden while being environmentally responsible, yet practical.
If you find you're spending more time on your lawn and garden with less to show for it, then you'll benefit from the advice in this book, as it outlines methods that are preferably organic, at times traditional, but always after exploring the more green alternatives.
Written in an easy to follow format by a lifelong gardener, who's passion for gardening and our environment shows, this book includes common sense tips for:
- having a good-looking lawn with minimal upkeep, using nontoxic methods
- keeping insects away with little or no insecticide use
- how to reduce your herbicide use without being overrun by weeds
- when to renew and when to redo
- understanding the numbers on the fertilizer bag
In this book you'll find a happy middle ground between the purist organic approach and the overuse of fertilizers, and pesticides, recycling awareness and more. Give yourself the freedom to sit back and enjoy your lawn and garden with this "less is more" approach.
I admit I've always been just a little skeptical of "green gardening practices", but have always adhered to the "natural" way when possible.
Thankfully, over the years many of us have become a lot smarter in the way we look at what we're feeding ourselves and putting on our lawns. I've found great success in my gardening efforts by questioning some of the old methods, evaluating some of the new, and then finding a mixture of the best of each as being the way to go.
I'm really just a guy who enjoys some of the simple things in life, one of them being gardening, and I'd like to share some of the learning, experiences, and opinions I have picked up over the years. I've found that over time, different experiences have changed some of those opinions, and I'm certainly not afraid of adapting my thinking or my actions when they make sense to me.
I've had my eyes opened somewhat by my organic friends, it's my hope this book will help you decide what path you're on!
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Good quick read, and also helpful45
This book in my opinion is good in most areas. I like his stance on water conservation, recycling and bugs. His weeding and use of herbicides upsets me. Dandelions are evil weeds of destruction. They are editable, medicine and most importantly to me, a food source to honey bees. It's this type of thinking that has caused a huge decline in our honey bees. Good book but please think a little more about the use of herbicides.35
There are a lot of helpful hints, tips and advice to try in your landscape. Living in SoCal, the water conservation tips will be very useful. I plan on putting them to use this year! As more cities are going to serve stronger restrictions on lawn watering. Good luck with your adventure.55
Appreciated the simple, straightforward information to help become a 'green' caregiver for my lawn. Very helpful. However, I was also looking for the same type of information and approach for my vegetable garden as title indicated. Would buy one to raise vegetables in a environmentally safe manner.45