These books to help you be a greener gardener are specifically about saving energy and water, to help protect the planet as you grow your fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. No matter how small your plot, you can make a big difference.
See plants & trees to avoid near pets (avoid cocoa/pine/rubber mulch & fresh compost near pets). Use humane safe slug/snail deterrents and no-dig methods to protect earthworms. See safer alternatives to netting for wildlife. Many plants (inc. yew & oak trees) are toxic to equines.
- Grow Green: Tips for Gardening with Intention is a guide to help you grow sustainable food and flowers, adjust your outdoor space to create a wildlife haven, reduce your impact on the planet and make fertiliser from leftovers. Learn how to plant in pots, reduce energy, conserve water and remove the stress of gardening.
- Gardening with Less Water is packed with ideas for low-tech ways to use up to 90% less water in your garden, for the same results. Learn how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems and other porous containers that deliver water direct to a plant’s roots, with little to no evaporation.
- Sustainable Gardening shows how to grow more plants with fewer resources, conserve water through plant choices and proper landscape, help prevent climate change through intelligent landscaping and create a garden that supports garden wildlife. Learn how to harvest rainwater, grow a sustainable lawn and include ornamental grasses in your landscape.
- Climate-Wise Landscaping offers expert tips on how to landscape your garden to help prevent climate change. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include working actively to shrink your carbon footprint through mindful landscaping, creating cleaner air and water, increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons and supporting native wildlife.
How to Garden the Low-Carbon Way shows how a few changes can help to grow plants that reduce your carbon footprint, create a garden that considers local wildlife and set up a garden with low-impact plants and fertilisers. Use hedges instead of fences and grow shrubs to support wildlife and explore the benefits of no-dig gardening. Learn how to create:
- A reclaimed timber shed
- Paths without the paving
- A low-carbon meadow
- How to deal with weeds
- A rain garden
- Plants for pollinators