Vincent A. Simeone’s book Grow More With Less doesn’t just offer gardening techniques with less environmental impact. His techniques also involve less water, less work and less money, he says.
Simeone, a horticulturist and gardening consultant, believes sustainable practices can be incorporated into any landscape, whether new or well-established. Doing so involves long-term commitment and adherence to a well-conceived plan, he says, but the result is a garden that requires little maintenance and less expense.
Simeone guides his readers in analyzing their sites and creating long-term plans. He helps them choose plants that are likely to thrive, provides advice for attracting wildlife and teaches the basics of integrated pest management and water conservation. He also provides advice on sustainable lawn care and maintenance tips for keeping the landscape healthy.
Grow More With Less is published by Cool Springs Press and is priced at $21.99 in softcover.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge