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The Resource Building soil : a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards, Elizabeth Murphy

Building soil : a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards, Elizabeth Murphy

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Building soil : a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards
Title
Building soil
Title remainder
a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is your down-to-earth, complete manual for achieving great gardening results with your own rich, organic soil! How do you recognize healthy soil? How much can your existing soil be improved? What are the best amendments to use for your soil? Let 'Building Soil' answer your questions and be your guide on gardening from the ground up! Fertilizing, tilling, weed management, and irrigation all affect the quality of your soil. Using author Elizabeth Murphy's detailed instructions, anyone can become a successful soil-based gardener, whether you want to start a garden from scratch or improve an existing garden. If you want methods that won't break your back, are good for the environment, and create high-yielding and beautiful gardens of all shapes and sizes, this is the book for you! Create classic landscape gardens, grow a high-yielding orchard, nurture naturally beautiful lawns, raise your household veggies, or run a profitable farm. A soil-based approach allows you to see not just the plants, but the living system that grows them. Soil-building practices promote more ecologically friendly gardening by reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, sequestering greenhouse gases, and increasing overall garden productivity. 'Building Soil' is a simple book full of practical, up-to-date information about building healthy soils. Simple methods perfect for the home gardener's use put healthy, organic soil within everyone's reach. You don't need a degree in soil management to understand this book; you only need a yard or garden and the desire to improve it at the most basic level
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DNAL/DLC
Citation location within source
March 13, 2015
Citation source
Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Elizabeth
Dewey number
631.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S591
LC item number
.M984 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S591
NAL item number
.M87 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soils
  • Soil management
Label
Building soil : a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards, Elizabeth Murphy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A soil grower's foundation -- Guiding principles for the soil grower: the secrets of soil organic matter -- Alphabet soup: nutrients and soil-nutrient tests demystified -- Food, water, shelter, air: organic amendments to grow living soils -- A balanced diet: fertilizers and whole-soil fertility -- The dressing on top: mulch, water, and weeds -- Cultivation simplified
Control code
BRD2014036112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781591866190
Lccn
2014036112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591866190
  • (OCoLC)867904348
Label
Building soil : a down-to-earth approach : natural solutions for better gardens and yards, Elizabeth Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A soil grower's foundation -- Guiding principles for the soil grower: the secrets of soil organic matter -- Alphabet soup: nutrients and soil-nutrient tests demystified -- Food, water, shelter, air: organic amendments to grow living soils -- A balanced diet: fertilizers and whole-soil fertility -- The dressing on top: mulch, water, and weeds -- Cultivation simplified
Control code
BRD2014036112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781591866190
Lccn
2014036112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591866190
  • (OCoLC)867904348

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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