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Yard & garden owners manual

Author: Marilyn Rogers; Kathleen Bond Borie; Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
Publisher: [Des Moines, Iowa] : [Better Homes and Gardens Books], [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Packed with useful tips and techniques, the Better Homes and Gardens Yard & Garden Owners Manual shows you how to keep everything outdoors in peak condition-from plants of all types to paving, decks, outdoor furniture, accessories, and other hardscape features. This is the book with all the answers. It's the ultimate reference for the care and upkeep of everything in your yard.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Rogers; Kathleen Bond Borie; Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
ISBN: 0696217600 9780696217609
OCLC Number: 56068848
Notes: At head of title: Better Homes and Gardens.
Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Meet your garden --
Getting to know your yard --
Elements of a landscape --
Inventory and assess --
Seasonal maintenance schedule --
Sample maintenance plan --
Caring for your lawn --
Keeping a healthy lawn --
Kinds of grasses --
Mowing --
Fertilizing --
Watering lawns --
Rejuvenating weak lawns --
Lawn problems --
Tree and shrub care --
Caring for trees and shrubs --
Fertilizing --
Watering --
Pruning trees and shrubs --
Pests & problems --
Environmental problems --
Replacing trees and shrubs --
Vines and ground covers --
Vines --
Maintaining vines --
Caring for ground covers --
Flower gardens --
Perennial plants --
Annual plants --
Flowering bulbs --
Container gardening --
Harvest gardening --
Keeping a vegetable garden --
Success with herbs --
Fruit garden basics --
Keeping berries --
Managing soils and composts --
What is soil? --
Soil amendments --
Fertilizers --
Cultivating --
Compost --
Mulching --
Soil drainage --
Planting --
Garden tools --
Hand tools --
Power tools --
Gloves --
Sprayers --
Wheelbarrows, carts & more --
Hoses, sprinklers and irrigation systems --
Hoses --
Sprinklers and nozzles --
Underground sprinklers --
Drip irrigation --
Water conservation --
Water features & ponds --
Caring for ponds --
Water balance --
Pumps and filters --
Fish and water plants --
Pests and problems --
Caring for patio tubs and fountains --
Caring for your yard's structures --
Paving --
Retaining walls --
Decks --
Fences and gates --
Maintaining outdoor furniture --
Outdoor lighting --
Outdoor lighting systems --
Low-voltage equipment --
Low-voltage system maintenance --
Lighting effects --
Planning outdoor lighting --
Critters --
An ounce of prevention --
Common insect pests --
Beneficial insects --
Common animal pests --
Attracting animals --
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map --
American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map.
Other Titles: Yard and garden owners manual
Responsibility: [editor, Marilyn Rogers ; writers, Kathy Bond Borie and others].
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Packed with useful tips and techniques, the Better Homes and Gardens Yard & Garden Owners Manual shows you how to keep everything outdoors in peak condition-from plants of all types to paving, decks, outdoor furniture, accessories, and other hardscape features. This is the book with all the answers. It's the ultimate reference for the care and upkeep of everything in your yard.

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