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How to harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home garden - Landscape for Life

How to harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home garden - Landscape for Life

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Published by: Free Rain Garden Manuals on Nov 25, 2011
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WORKBOOK 
How to harness nature’s power to createa healthy, beautiful home garden
TM
LANDSCAPEFORLIFE
 
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acknowledgements
Landscape Fo Life
is a project o the
United StatesBotanic Gaden
and the
Lady Bid Johnson WildfloweCente
at
The Univesity of Texas at Austin
.
Landscape Fo Life
is based on the principles o
SITES
,
TM
, the nation’s irst ratingsystem or sustainable landscapes (
 www.sustainablesites.og
), an interdisciplinary eort by the 
, the
at
The Univesity of Texas at Austin
, and the
in conjunction with adiverse group o stakeholder organizations.
SITES
oerstechnical tools or proessionals who design, construct,operate, and maintain landscapes o all sizes.
LandscapeFo Life
presents this inormation in an easy-to-use ormor homeowners and gardeners.The inormation in this workbook is also available on theLandscape For Lie website (
). Written by
 Designed by Elizabeth Ennis
Illustrations pages 16, 17, 22, 24, 44, 63, 66, 73, 76, Elizabeth Ennis; pages 2, 4, 5, 42, Sustainable SitesInitiativeMap page 58, Sustainable Sites Initiative, page 79 top and bottom, public domain images via WikipediaCover photos, let to right: irst two images, Bigstock.com, H. Zell, last two images, Bigstock.com. Photopage i, Andy and Sally Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center; page ii, Andy and Sally Wasowski,Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center; page 1, Andy and Sally Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson WildlowerCenter; page 3, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 7, Andy and Sally Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center; page 11, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 14, Bigstock.com; page 20, LynnBetts; pages 21 let and right and 26, public domain images via Wikipedia; page 32, public domain imagevia Wikipedia; page 35, Manuel Broussard/FEMA; page 36, Ward Wilson; page 39, tk; pages 41 and 43,Nancy Arazan; page 45 let and right, Walter Siegmund; page 49, Holly Shimizu; pages 50 and 52, publicdomain images via Wikipedia; page 55, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 56, H. Zell; page 57,public domain image o Garden in the Woods via Wikipedia; page 58, public domain image via Wikipedia;page 61, Shaw Nature Reserve; page 64, Bigstock.com; pages 69 and 71, Andy and Sally Wasowski, LadyBird Johnson Wildlower Center; page 70, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 75, public domainimage via Wikipedia; page 77, Iowa State University Extension; page 81, Joe Mabel; page 83, Andy andSally Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildlower Center; page 87, public domain images via Wikipedia; page84, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 90, Russell Lee; page 91, Sustainable Sites Initiative; page92, public domain image via Wikipedia; page 95, Bigstock.com; pages 96 and 97, public domain imagesvia Wikipedia; page 99, Biswarup Ganguly; page 100 top, Bohringer Friedrich and bottom, public domainimage via Wikipedia; page 103, Bigstock.com
 A sustainable garden in Texasincludes a bualograss lawn andother native plants that nurturewildlie.
 
ii
IntroductIon
workIng wIth nature to create ahealthy, beautIful home landscape
Landscape Fo Life
shows you how to work with natureor a beautiul, sustainable garden, no matter where youlive, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre arm, or the common area o your condominium.Conventional gardens unintentionally oten work againstnature. They can damage the environment’s ability toclean air and water, reduce looding, combat climatechange, and provide all the other natural beneits thatsupport lie on earth—including us.The good news is that even one home garden can beginto repair the tattered web o lie. It’s possible to create agreat-looking garden that’s healthier or you, your amily,your pets, and the environment—and that saves you timeand money.The Landscape For Lie workbook helps you transormyour home garden into a beautiul and healthy reugeor you and your amily. Ater an introductory chapter onthe many natural beneits that landscapes provide, the workbook is divided into six sections: GettingStarted, Soil, Water, Plants, Materials, and Human Health. Each chapter includes helpul advice ongardening practices that take advantage o natural processes at work on your property.

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