Table of Contents

Table of Contents for “Beautifully Sustainable” by Douglas Owens-Pike

INTRODUCTION                                           6

 

STAGE A: PLANNING AND DESIGN            9
Step 1: Imagine
Step 2: Make a Base Map
Step 3: Assess Sunlight and Soil
Step 4: Assess Water Flow
Idea: Build a Raingarden
Case Study: Water Flow Problem
Step 5: Assess Turf Needs
Step 6: Test Soil Moisture
Step 7: Consider Your Options

 

STAGE B: SITE PREPARATION

AND IMPLEMENTATION                              40
Begin to Shop
Removing Trees and Shrubs
Killing Turf
Land Shaping
Hardscaping
Soil Preparation
Mulching and Composting
Smart Planting
More Planting Suggestions
Sowing Your Lawn

STAGE C: MAINTENANCE                         56
Sustainability
Tools
Pruning
Weeds
Insecticides
Prescribed Burns
Timetable
Summing Up
Resources                                                    71
Glossary                                                       75
Index                                                             82
Special Thanks                                             84
About the Author                                        85