The Budget Gardener

The Budget Gardener

Twice the Garden for Half the Price

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Tells how to save money on garden supplies, suggests economical ways to improve the soil and provide water, and gives advice on shopping for plants, using recycled materials, and obtaining free services

Blackwell North Amer
You love your garden, but you don't want to spend your life savings keeping it in bloom. Or maybe you've been thinking about landscaping, but your budget is tight already. Here is everything you need to know about gardening cheaply and beautifully from gardening and landscaping authority Maureen Gilmer, who shares helpful information and budget tips gleaned from years in the industry. Inside you'll find her ingenious alternatives to expensive propositions that will help you make cost-effective decisions without being penny-wise and pound-foolish, including: how to get free or low-cost services from government agencies, civic organizations, or private businesses; how to find, create, or barter for otherwise expensive soil improvement materials; tips on buying plants: how to buy, where shop and not get taken for a ride, mail order, creating your own, and trading with other gardeners; how to be environment- and pocketbook friendly: recycling home waste in the garden, water-saving strategies, and planning your landscaping to help keep home energy bills down; and helpful charts, drawings, and quick tip sidebars.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780140247046
0140247041
Branch Call Number: 635 Gi 1996
Characteristics: x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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