127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
Buried clay pots -- Porous capsules -- Deep pipes -- Wicks -- Porous hose -- Buried clay pipe -- Tree shelters -- Water-wise gardening tips -- Rainwater harvesting -- Landscaping for water catchment -- Developing a plan for your patio, garden, home, or farm -- Our water future.
Demonstrates how to use low-tech and repurposed materials, like buried clay pots, wicking systems and other porous containers, to deliver water directly to a plant's roots, discourage evaporation and reduce watering needs.
"Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently -- using up to 90% less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant's roots with no or minimal evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees,"--Amazon.com
9781612125824 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1612125824 (pbk. ; alk. paper)