In this full-color eco-friendly guide to landscaping in Florida, the authors discuss trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers, and vines as well as the uses of mulches and compost. Additional problem-solving sections tackle soils and fertilizers, pruning, weeds, nematodes, plant diseases, and coping with cold weather. A safety guide and list of resources for further help make this the most complete single-volume source for environmentally sound landscaping in Florida and a boon for newcomers to the state.
This book will help the professional and individual landscaper to:
--plan landscapes suited to a region’s particular climate, microclimate, soil, and environmental challenges
--take into account all stages of the landscape’s design and development throughout each season
--utilize aesthetically and ecologically harmonious combinations of plants
--landscape without polluting natural resources
--conserve energy and water
--promote safe and effective pest control.
Robert J. Black is consumer horticulturist and Kathleen C. Ruppert is environmental horticulturist with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
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"As up-to-date a publication on gardening as you'll find. Based on research conducted or collected by the horticulturalists with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the book presents practical information for use by professionals and consumers alike. " -- Orlando Sentinel
Your Florida Landscape, by Robert J. Black and Kathleen C. Ruppert, 234 pages, $19.95, University Press of Florida. No other book equals this one in its completeness and its 100 percent application to Florida. Most other books on planting and maintenance are based on the material found in this book. A treasure for a small price."-- Orlando Sentinel
"a top-notch reference for novices and skilled gardeners alike."
--Palm Beach Post