California Friendly®: A maintenance
guide for landscapers, gardeners and land managers
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is California’s future. Water reliability is dependent on using water wisely. We need to create sustainable gardens
that rely on less water. This maintenance guide will help you support California’s future:
· Uncover the secrets of efficient irrigation.
· Explore the
techniques for irrigating with recycled water.
Get the maintenance tips for hundreds of California Friendly® plants.
· Discover the methods and means of managing
weed and pest infestations.
Learn how to maintain rainwater capture opportunities.
This book has been written for every landscaper, gardener and land manager in Southern California. It has
been produced by the very first collaboration between three Southern California organizations, LADWP, MWD and SoCalGas. Grab a copy—they are free—use the information in your garden and help us create a beautiful, thriving and sustainable
Firescaping: Creating Fire-resistant landscapes, gardens,
and properties in California's diverse environments
Considered the most flammable state in the
US, California has a fire season that lasts eight months, with one in four residents as risk of encountering a wildfire. Since
1990, 53 lives and more than 12,000 structures have been lost in the State to wildfires, costing individuals, and local and
state economies millions of dollars.
describes what type of properties and landscapes are higher-risk, how to make a home more accessible to firefighters, and
what to do to minimize the chances of damage from a wildfire. It cover fire-resistant fencing and roofing materials, has tips
on using water efficiency, gives best methods for effectivevagetation removal, and provides a comprehensive plant lists and
fire protection as well as landscape and architecture experts have contributed to Firescaping, to make it a complete
and essential resource. Firescaping is a tool for landscape architects, landscapers, developers, community leaders,
and groups concerned about fire protection.
A Guide to Your Natives
was written for the Environmental Nature Center, in Newport Beach (1998). The Center is an integral part of the Newport/Mesa
School District and their natural history programs. The Guide describes the Center's 13 distinct plant communities, the
plants commonly found in those communities, and the Native American uses for the various plants. While it was the Center's
first guide, it has since been updated.
Ecological Land Management: An overview of sustainable land
management practices for urban and suburban areas
Currently under construction.
This book provides an overview of fifteen different land management practices. Its goal
is to improve ecological performance by allowing land managers the ability to weigh a variety of management options. From
ecological restoration and Firescaping to attracting pollinators and Xeriscaping, Ecological Land Management provides a format
from which measurable and meaningful decisions can be made. The book is currently being used to teach RS 414 and LA 602 at
Cal Poly Pomona.
|Ocean Friendly Gardens
Ocean Friendly Gardens
The Surfrider Foundation, October 2009
The United States has a water problem, an oceans, rivers, and lakes problem. Our National treasures are polluted.
More likely than not, the decline in aquatic health is caused
by non-point source pollution, which is the aggregate effect of a community and the decisions they make. Homeowners and the
gardens they maintain are a significant part of this non-point pollution -- yet they do not have to be.
CPR will help those concerned about the Nation's waterways
by teaching them how to eliminate or clean the water running off residential landscapes. This book offers practical design
ideas, safe alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides; tips on increasing permeability and a comparison of surface
materials; construction diagrams for retention basins; and less toxic alternatives for common household chemicals.
|Gardening for Oxygen
A New Era of Gardening: A book on gardening for oxygen and a healthier
Garden Shed Productions, 2001
A New Era of Gardening is one of a kind: It is the first book
on gardening for oxygen.
This book proposes
a model of sustainability based on the exchange of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and energy. A New Era explains the processes of oxygen production, how easy it is to create a carbon-costly landscape,
steps to create a beneficial landscape, and an audit that can be used to test a landscape.
Over the last 150 years the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has leaped by 25% -- the
effects of which are being felt around the world. There has never been a better time, or greater need to start gardening for