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Landscaping on the New Frontier: Waterwise Design for the Intermountain West
by Susan E. Meyer, Roger K. Kjelgren, Darrel G. Morrison, William A. Varga and Bettina Schultz
Utah State University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-87421-709-4 | eISBN: 978-0-87421-710-0
Library of Congress Classification SB439.24.G74M48 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 635.90979

A practical volume for the home or business owner on landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Rocky Mountain West. Filled with color illustrations, photos, and design sketches, over 100 native species are described, while practical tips on landscape design, water-wise irrigation, and keeping down the weeds are provided.

In this book you will learn how to use natural landscapes to inspire your own designed landscape around your business or home and yard. Included are design principles, practical ideas, and strong examples of what some homeowners have already done to convert traditional "bluegrass" landscapes into ones that are more expressive of theWest. Landscaping on the new Frontier also offers an approach to irrigation that minimizes the use of supplemental water yet ensures the survival of plants during unusually dry periods. You will learn how to combine ecological principles with design principles to create beautiful home landscapes that require only minimal resources to maintain.

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