Texas Gardening the Natural Way: The Complete Handbook
Author: Howard Garrett
Number Of Pages: 400
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 15-02-2016
Compost your old “complete” gardening guide. There’s a new way of gardening in Texas that’s healthier for people and the environment, more effective at growing vigorous plants and reducing pests, cheaper to maintain, and just more fun. It’s Howard Garrett’s “The Natural Way” organic gardening program, and it’s all here in Texas Gardening the Natural Way.
This book is the first complete, state-of-the-art organic gardening handbook for Texas. Using Howard Garrett’s new mainstream gardening techniques, Texas Gardening the Natural Way presents a total gardening program:
How to plan, plant, and maintain beautiful landscapes without using chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides.
Gardening fundamentals: soils, landscape design, planting techniques, and maintenance practices.
Includes more native and adaptable varieties of garden and landscape plants than any other guide on the market.
Trees: 134 species of evergreens, berry- and fruit-bearing, flowering, yellow fall color, orange fall color, and red fall color.
Shrubs and specialty plants: 85 species for sun, shade, spring flowering, summer flowering, and treeform shrubs.
Ground covers and vines: 51 species for sun and shade.
Annuals and perennials: 136 species for fall color, winter color, summer color in shade and sun, and spring color. Also seeding rates for wildflowers.
Lawn grasses: 10 species for sun and shade, with additional information on 16 native grasses, seeding rates for 32 grasses, and suggested mowing heights.
Fruits, nuts, and vegetables: 58 species, with a vegetable planting chart and information on organic pecan and fruit tree growing, fruit varieties for Texas, grape and pecan varieties, and gardening by the moon.
Common green manure crops: 29 crops that help enrich the soil.