The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District has published an online book for those of us who live within the Virginia portion of the Potomac River watershed. The discussion on soils and plants and the references cited are all specifically related to this geographic area. This publication offers practical information to aid homeowners in the economical care and maintenance of their property. It provides a simple step-by-step approach to solving common problems found in most yards, gardens or common areas. Topics include:
- Climate and local conditions: Find out how our home landscapes are directly influenced by local climate and geology.
- Soils and drainage: Many landscape problems are soil or drainage-related. Learn about common problems related to runoff, wet areas and erosion.
- Landscaping and gardening: Learn how to choose and install plants, prune, compost and more!
- Controlling pests: Environmentally sensitive management of landscape and garden pests.
And much more! Find the book here.