How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own *Keep Your Landlord Happy (Hardcover)

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How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own *Keep Your Landlord Happy (Hardcover)


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When you consider that most people under 35, as well as a large share of people over 35, do not own their own homes, the need for a book that covers how to garden when you occupy a rental, seems obvious. Although there are hundreds of books on growing houseplants, this is the first one that I know of that goes beyond indoor plants, to the outside, and to both working with your landlord, and figuring out what makes fiscal sense for a property you may only occupy for a year or two. From balcony gardening to containers, small water features, dutch bulbs, and even lighting, the felicitously named Matthew Pottage shows that you don't have to wait to start gardening.

— From Carla's Picks (2021-2022)

Transform your garden into your own and feel at home even when you are renting.

Your outdoor space does not need to look dull when you are renting your home. You can still brighten it up with a tailored gardening guide designed especially for your gardening needs. 

Find some gardening inspiration! This simple, easy-to-follow gardening book will help you achieve an impressive garden. Inside, you’ll find:

   ⃦ Three central chapters focus on different rental lease lengths, each showcasing key plant types.
   ⃦ Gallery of inspirational ideas for front and back gardens, balconies and patios, and any other available outdoor spaces the reader can plant up and enjoy.
   ⃦ Essential planning chapter to encourage readers to identify what they can achieve in their rental garden, how much time they have to make it happen, and how much money they want to spend.
   ⃦ "Working with the Seasons" guide to help readers identify what they can do as soon as they move in, depending on the season they start their lease.
   ⃦ Maintenance chapter showing renters how to keep their garden in good shape (including weeding, cleaning and pruning know-how), so that they can enjoy the garden they now have and feel confident that they can get their deposit back when they leave.

Your garden will look beautiful and cared for, and your landlord will be impressed with how healthy and lush your plants look! This must-have gardening reference book is packed with plenty of tips, tricks, and techniques for good gardening maintenance. 

Creating a magnificent garden oasis is achievable and cost-effective with this book about gardening. Discover ways of turning even the most unloved balcony, yard, or urban garden into a lush, welcoming space that you, your roommates and your friends can enjoy for as long as you choose to live there.

How to Garden When You Rent will appeal to renters of all ages who want to make the most of their outdoor space, no matter how long they intend to enjoy it. It is also great for landlords interested in encouraging their tenants to tend to their gardens and keep them in shape.
The youngest-ever curator of the Royal Horticultural Sosciety's Wisley gardens, Matthew Pottage has been fascinated with gardening all his life. He started at Wisley as a trainee before gaining a permanent position managing the woodland areas and then becoming garden manager. After only 12 years he was appointed curator, overseeing the entire gardens. An experienced renter himself – a recent piece in The Times described him as "the gardener for generation rent" – Matthew is full of inventive ideas to improve any outdoor space.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744026924
ISBN-10: 074402692X
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English