Review by Kristina Sepetys

 

Gardening with Less Water:
Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques;
Use Up to 90{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} Less Water in Your Garden 

by David A. Bainbridge
(Storey Publishing, 2015)

For more than 30 years, David Bainbridge has studied and used innovative irrigation systems in gardens and desert restoration projects and authored books on related subjects. His latest book offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently using up to 90{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} less water. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, Bainbridge shows how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little-to-no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees. As the author explains in his introduction, “With this book, you will learn about super-efficient irrigation systems and how you can use them as part of a water-wise garden, landscape, or farm.”