Creating Rain Gardens
Capturing Rain for your Own Water-efficient GardenBook - 2012 | 1st ed.
Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources--rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds--the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 635.95 WOELFLE
Characteristics: 203 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Capturing rain for your own water-efficient garden