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Title Water-efficient landscaping in the Intermountain West : a professional and do-it-yourself guide / Heidi A. Kratsch, editor
Published Logan : Utah State University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 116 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Planning and design / Anne Spranger and William A. Varga -- Soil preparation / Grant E. Cardon, Ron Patterson, and Rick Heflebower -- Appropriate plant selection / Amy Croft and Heidi A. Kratsch -- Practical turfgrass areas / Kelly Kopp and JayDee Gunnell -- Use of mulch / Heidi A. Kratsch and Margaret Shao -- Irrigation planning / Graham Hunter, Molly Waters, and Heidi A. Kratsch -- Landscape maintenance / Amy Croft, Larry A. Rupp, and Heidi A. Kratsch
Summary This working manual provides complete information on the technical aspects of designing, building, and maintaining waterwise landscapes in the Mountain West. Written particularly for professionals, including landscape designers, architects, contractors, and maintenance and irrigation specialists, it has an attractive, well-illustrated, user-friendly format that will make it useful as well to DIY homeowners and to educators, plant retailers, extension agents, and many others. The manual is organized according to landscape principles that are adapted to the climate of the intermountain region. Beginning with planning and design, the topical principles proceed through soil preparation, appropriate plant selection, practicalities of turfgrass, use of mulch, and irrigation planning, winding up with landscape maintenance. Designed for onsite, handy use, the book is illustrated with color images of landscapes, plants, and materials. Tables, charts, diagrams, landscape plans, plant lists, checklists, and other graphic resources are scattered throughout the manual, which is written in an accessible but information-rich style. Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West answers, more comprehensively than any other single book, the need for professional information that addresses both growing awareness of the necessity for water conservation and the desire for beautiful, healthy yards and properties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Landscape architecture in water conservation -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Water efficiency -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Irrigation efficiency -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Drought-tolerant plants -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Xeriscaping -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
GARDENING -- Climatic -- Desert.
Drought-tolerant plants.
Irrigation efficiency.
Landscape architecture in water conservation.
Water efficiency.
United States -- Great Basin.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Kratsch, Heidi A
LC no. 2010052096
ISBN 9780874217902