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Reliable Rain: A Practical Guide to Landscape Irrigation
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Whether in an arid area of the country or one where water conservation is a necessity, home irrigation systems can be an efficient way of delivering water to plants. Readers learn how to choose and use controllable water delivery alternatives to keep lawns, gardens and landscapes green and healthy.
Irrigation enthusiast Howard Hendrix explains in friendly, understandable language how new advances have put efficient irrigation systems within reach of the average gardener.
-- Explains how to assess irrigation needs for all types of soil, plants and climates, from simple soakers to electronically controlled systems.
-- Shows how to evaluate a yard for water efficiency.
-- Includes photos and illustrations that demystify the equipment available and show how to choose and install it.
Book News Annotation:
A thorough reference describing how to assess irrigation needs with regard to climate, soil, and types of plants; choose, lay out, and install a system; choose the parts and put them together correctly; design a custom system; and add labor-saving devices. Coverage includes both simple and complex systems. Illustrated with drawings and photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Home irrigation systems can be efficient ways of delivering water to plants. Here readers learn how to choose and use controllable water delivery alternatives to keep lawns, gardens, and landscapes green and healthy. Irrigation enthusiast Howard Hendrix explains how to assess irrigation needs for all types of soil, plants, and climates, and how to evaluate a yard for water efficiency. 120 photos. 40 drawings.
About the Author
Straw has worked in a nursery and landscaping business for 15 years. He has designed, installed, and retrofitted irrigation systems for residential landscapes, nurseries, and specialty plant growers. Currently he works for Florida Nursery in Hemet, CA.
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