How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work

Shameless Tricks for Growing Radically Simple Flowers, Veggies, Lawns, Landscaping, and

By Jeff Bredenberg
(Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594869594, 384pp.)

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

Do you love the look of a stunning flowerbed or a nice expanse of lawn bordered by attractive shrubs, but don't have time to spend the whole weekend in your backyard? It’s time to cheat—in a smart way. In How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work, you'll find hundreds of work-reducing, time-saving, cost-cutting gardening tips that will reward you with the best-looking yard and garden you've ever had with less work than ever before.  Cheating on garden and yard tasks is part attitude adjustment, part shortcuts, and part simplicity—with a healthy dose of making clever choices. You'll discover effective and efficient methods to complete just about every garden project, chore, cleanup, or predicament you'll face.  Set aside the things you've done for years and discover: -How the right tool can save you time—and save your back -That doing less for your lawn actually means better results -Why planting a diversion crop cuts down on your pest-patrol efforts  That groundcovers and foliage plants are no-hassle solutions for weedy flowerbeds




About the Author

 Jeff Bredenberg has authored, coauthored, and edited more than 20 titles, and he frequently shares his how-to tips in TV and radio appearances and newspaper and magazine articles. He’s written three other books in the How to Cheat series and empowers homeowners to get things done faster, better, and cheaper. 

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company
Landline
Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Press
New and Selected Poems
David Lehman
Scribner
Still Some Cake
James Cummins
Carnegie-Mellon University Press

Make Your Own Wishlist








Update Profile