The Good Dirt
— Random House NZ
Paperback, 240 pages
In The Good Dirt, landscape designer Xanthe White goes beneath the surface to reveal the secrets to successful gardening. As the title suggests, this book is all about the soil we find in our garden and more particularly how we can maximise its growing potential.
If you've ever wondered why some plants thrive in one location but struggle in your own backyard you'll be likely to find explanations in the soil below. Xanthe examines the five main soil types found in New Zealand and offers advice on how to get the best from each one by working in harmony with nature. Complete with ingredient guides for each soil type and ideas and design features to enhance its fertility, this is an essential companion for anyone looking to establish a new garden or improve their existing one.
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