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The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape (Paperback)
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The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/10/2015
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The typical dream home landscape - the kind splashed across magazine covers - features emerald lawns and manicured flowerbeds. But the truth, as most gardeners soon discover, is that those picture-perfect lawns and flower beds require hard work, persistent watering and fertilizing, and plenty of pesticides.

As more homeowners release themselves from the shackles of lawn maintenance, they turn to native plants, which eventually start to look scruffy and scraggly. While there are plenty of guides for establishing a native landscape, there are few comprehensive resources for their maintenance.

In this easy-to-read, practical, and honest approach to native plant landscaping, experienced gardener Ginny Stibolt shares techniques for living with a native landscape and personal lessons learned over the years. Dispelling the myth that native plants require no maintenance, she encourages readers with a simple upkeep schedule that is much more flexible than traditional suburban landscaping. She enumerates the many ecological rewards and covers the basics of gardening before delving into the removal of invasives and other unwanted plants, plant selection, planting methods, propagation, as well as the creation of manageable edges, meadows, groves, and wet sites.

The advice in The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape can be applied to small yards or large community properties and is a must-read for novices and advanced gardeners alike. With just a little bit of effort and a reimagining of the ideal, gardeners can spend less time watering and weeding and more time enjoying their handiwork. And Mother Nature will thank them, too!

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813061313
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

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