Books Published by Robert Pavlis

 Garden Myths – Book 1

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Garden Myths - Book 1, by Robert Pavlis

Garden Myths – Book 1, by Robert Pavlis

Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice.

 

  • Is fall the best time to clean the garden?
  • Do bloom boosters work?
  • Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?
  • Do pine needles acidify soil?
  • Should tomatoes be suckered?
  • Should trees be staked at planting time?
  • Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?
  • Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants?

 

 

Building Natural Ponds

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Building Natural Ponds: Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals, by Robert Pavlis

Building Natural Ponds: Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals, by Robert Pavlis

Building Natural Ponds is the first step-by-step guide to designing and building natural ponds that use no pumps, filters, chemicals, or electricity and mimic native ponds in both aesthetics and functionality. Highly illustrated with how-to drawings and photographs, coverage includes:

  • Understanding pond ecosystems and natural algae control
  • Planning, design, siting, and pond aesthetics
  • Step-by-step guidance for construction, plants, and fish, and maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Scaling up to large ponds, pools, bogs, and rain gardens.

Whether you’re a backyard gardener looking to add a small serene natural water feature or a homesteader with visions of a large pond for fish, swimming, and irrigation, Building Natural Ponds is the complete guide to building ponds in tune with nature, where plants, insects, and amphibians thrive in blissful serenity.