Good Gardens with Less Water

Author(s): Kevin A. Handreck


"Good Gardens with Less Water" is based on the highly successful book "Gardening Down-under" by Kevin Handreck. It presents the reader with concise and easy-to-understand advice on how to care for garden soils and grow good quality plants even under the toughest of conditions."Good Gardens with Less Water" offers prescriptions for assessing garden soils and selecting growing medium for potted plants, soil conditioning, making and using compost, use of fertilisers in gardens and potted plants, and making the best use of fresh and recycled water. A separate chapter on caring for potted plants will have particular appeal for anyone with limited space such as courtyards or balconies.This beautifully illustrated, full-colour book contains a wealth of practical information suitable for any size garden for all types of plants, from vegetables to fruit tress and lawns to ornamentals. It is ideal for anyone wishing to garden sustainably.It is concise and easy to understand. It is suitable for any size garden in any location. It shows how to make the most out of available water and improve even the worst types of soil. It discusses water quality, with particularly detailed information about greywater. It offers suggestions for drought-tolerant plant selection. It explores different watering systems and aids, and mulches.

Product Information

"Handreck's latest offering provides practical solutions for anyone who wishes to garden sustainably."

General Fields

  • : 9780643094703
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : April 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kevin A. Handreck
  • : Paperback
  • : 168