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Xeriscape Handbook: A How-to Guide to Natural Resource-Wise Gardening

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A how-to approach covering all the basics of water-wise gardening.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Fulcrum Publishing
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Deodand
I found this book to be less specific than other books on xeriscaping that I've read recently. There is a lot of good advice here for someone who's starting with a piece of unworked ground, but if you're beginning with an established landscape you will want to read more books on the subject in addition to this one. There is a lot of sound advice about grading, which is the heart of the xeriscape, as it will help you conserve runoff.

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Jinnie
Annoyingly pedantic, dry as dirt. Long on details about plant types without giving any kind of compiled, referable list of actual plants that are xeriscape-friendly. Soil preparation section written as though my yard was a science experiment and I should be a chemist. I am sure that there are many, many better books on this subject for the typical homeowner.
Felicia
This one wasn't what I was looking for at this time-- this was more on the soil, roots and water conservation part and I'm not there yet. I might pick this book up later when I am actually ready to do the yard.
John
I have read the entire book twice, just to make sure that I didn't miss anything. I also use it as a reference whenever I have questions about growing plants in the tough climate and soil of the Rocky Mountains.
Mark
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