Synopses & Reviews
A gardening system that works — so you don't have to!
Turn in your tiller for a stack of old newspapers! Replace your shovel with a layer of grass clippings! Let Pat Lanza show you how you can create lush, successful, easy-care gardens in practically any location without hours of backbreaking digging or noisy tilling.
- Practical, first-person advice from an experienced gardener
- Great ideas to let you spend more time enjoying your gardens and less time working in them
- Specific "lasagna" techniques for the most popular vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, and more
"Pat Lanza is a genius! It's a pleasure to find a garden writer like Pat who speaks from experience and who shares practical information in clear, understandable language. Her no-till, no-dig method will save many aching backs, and the tips and time-savers she sprinkles throughout Lasagna Gardening are sure to please gardeners of all skill levels." Walter Chandoha, garden photographer and author of The Literary Gardener
"I absolutely recommend Lasagna Gardening for every gardener." Ralph Snodsmith, host of Garden Hotline, WOR radio network
A breakthrough technique designed to yield a beautiful, lush garden without hours of backbreaking labor, "lasagna gardening" employs layering mulch materials to provide a nutrient-dense base for healthy plants. 200 illustrations.
About the Author
Born in Crossville, Tennessee, Patricia Lanza learned to garden at her grandmother's side. Years later, the seeds sown in her childhood blossomed as she created her first "lasagna" garden. Pat built that first garden out of necessity — she needed a source of fresh herbs for her country inn, and she needed a way to garden without the laborious digging and tilling of traditional gardening methods.
In Lasagna Gardening, Pat describes that first layered garden and the more than 30 that followed it. Through her story she shares the lessons she's learned in her nearly 50 years of gardening experience. Pat now hosts a weekly call-in radio show on gardening and is the proprietor of The Potager, a home and garden center and cafe in Wurtsboro, New York.