A Guide to Landscape Maintenance for Central Texas Gardens is a how-to guide written for homeowners and gardeners about the process of maintaining their own landscapes. It is written for the person who is new to landscape maintenance as well as homeowners who are looking for expanded techniques for care in their landscapes. Novice and experienced gardeners will benefit from the detailed techniques described in this book. A Guide to Landscape Maintenance for Central Texas Gardens covers the region known as central Texas from Waco to San Antonio, and Fredericksburg to Austin.
The book is divided into these sections: Tools - the basic tools everyone should have with definitions and how to select tools; Season by Season Maintenance Tasks - broken into seasons to describe what tasks should be done at the appropriate time of the year; Techniques - exactly how to do the maintenance tasks; and Resources - links for continued learning experiences.
Each season in the Season by Season Maintenance section of A Guide to Landscape Maintenance for Central Texas Gardens covers such tasks as: amending soil, fertilizing, mulching; which type of plant to plant at what time of year; when to sow seeds; weeding and what to weed; trimming, pruning and deadheading; monitoring water features; diseases to look for, pests to look for; looking for heat stress and how to water; inspecting irrigation systems.
Techniques for completing the tasks are explained in detail in the Techniques Section of A Guide to Landscape Maintenance for Central Texas Gardens. Techniques included are: planting and transplanting; pruning, trimming and cutting back after a freeze; amending soil; water concerns; weeding; applying insecticides, fungicides and herbicides, and caring for hardscapes.
Tasks and techniques detailed are presented with minimum impact to the environment. Bio-degradable and low toxicity products are referenced to keep landscapes in the best conditions for families and pets.
A Guide to Landscape Maintenance for Central Texas Gardens in iBook form is 99 pages long and contains over 130 color photos including slide presentations describing subjects, in addition to interactive photos.
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Outstanding guide to take care of all of your garden chores. You will get more instruction in all areas from tools, pruning, watering, etc.