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The garden refresh : how to give your yard big impact on a small budget / Kier Holmes.

Holmes, Kier, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 635.0286 HOL (Text) 33500013621909 New On holds shelf -
McIntosh Public Library 635.0286 HOL (Text) 33500013621917 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643260815
  • ISBN: 1643260812
  • Physical Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Assessing space and resources -- Quick and easy upgrades -- Populating with plants -- The nitty gritty -- Resources.
Summary, etc.:
"Garden Refresh is a thoughtful, accessible, and creative guide for the savvy home gardener on how to create a beautiful, productive and healthy garden without spending crazy amounts of cash or using an excess of Earth's valuable natural resources. This budget and earth-friendly guide presents itself in different chapters that focus on key specific areas where a gardener can save, such as on designing a garden, soil, plants, water, maintenance, and upcycling. Peppered throughout the book, the reader finds quick pro tips, top ten lists, creative side bar suggestions, easy homemade remedies to common garden problems and reasons why certain actions in the garden save money and make the earth healthier. This book is not about being cheap or cutting corners. The reader will find both inspiration and actionable knowledge on how to garden sustainably and responsibly-how to grow more by spending less"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also available online.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 February #2
    Like any good professional, West Coast garden designer Holmes advises home gardeners to first scope out the situation. In other words, think about the garden—its purpose, your wish list, and the elements, from frost patterns that will affect your garden to the smells, tastes, and the like that could emanate from it. That blueprint then becomes the basis for Holmes' well-honed counsel and lists: what to DIY for easy impact, how to upcycle (read: create something new from old used materials, like pallets), the right mulch, the top succulents, lawn care. In a chatty manner, she freely shares information that's the province of long-tenured gardeners: Water wisely. Don't buy plants with floppy leaves. Dog/cat hair can control critters. Split hostas every three years. Buy in bulk, not by single packages. Color photographs provide great options to consider and will drive any wannabe plant lover to drooling (it's worth noting that the author's native ground is beautiful and temperate Marin County, California). A great starter for novices, and a refresher for wise hands. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 February #2
    Like any good professional, West Coast garden designer Holmes advises home gardeners to first scope out the situation. In other words, think about the garden—its purpose, your wish list, and the elements, from frost patterns that will affect your garden to the smells, tastes, and the like that could emanate from it. That blueprint then becomes the basis for Holmes' well-honed counsel and lists: what to DIY for easy impact, how to upcycle (read: create something new from old used materials, like pallets), the right mulch, the top succulents, lawn care. In a chatty manner, she freely shares information that's the province of long-tenured gardeners: Water wisely. Don't buy plants with floppy leaves. Dog/cat hair can control critters. Split hostas every three years. Buy in bulk, not by single packages. Color photographs provide great options to consider and will drive any wannabe plant lover to drooling (it's worth noting that the author's native ground is beautiful and temperate Marin County, California). A great starter for novices, and a refresher for wise hands. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kier Holmes contributes to various publications including Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Gardenista, Sonoma Magazine, Marin Magazine,and Sunset Magazine. She is also a children’s garden and science educator, plus a speaker on various gardening topics.

Subject: Sustainable horticulture.
Gardening.
gardening.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General.
Gardening.
Sustainable horticulture.
Genre: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.

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