WorldCat Identities

Kourik, Robert

Overview
Works: 22 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 3,309 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: S619.T74, 635.0487
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Kourik
Drip irrigation for every landscape and all climates : helping your garden flourish, while conserving water! by Robert Kourik( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearly explains how to use less water yet increase the yields of vegetables and promote the growth and flowering of all plants - trees, shrubs, and container plants - in any climate, even where it rains irregularly
The tree & shrub finder : choosing the right plants for your yard by Robert Kourik( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether landscaping a new house or sprucing up an old one, readers can employ this handbook to select plants for beauty, privacy, shade, low-maintenance care, and even kid-friendliness for tree houses and hammocks. 100 color photos. Line drawings
Designing and maintaining your edible landscape naturally by Robert Kourik( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a manual on landscaping with food plants. They present an organic way of gardening which is not only a way of growing foods but also of creating an edible landscape. The book includes a chapter on tree crops
Easy composting by Jeff Ball( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive guide to managing organic waste from the yard and kitchen. Transform waste into rich, dark soil amendment
The Naturally Elegant Home : Environmental Style by Janet Marinelli( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pruning by Robert Kourik( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practiced as a simple craft or elaborate artistry, pruning is the backbone of a healthy garden
The lavender garden : beautiful varieties to grow and gather by Robert Kourik( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes sixteen varieties of lavender, offers tips for cultivating them, and suggests using the flowers in foods, crafts, and aromatic oils
Roots demystified : change your gardening habits to help roots thrive by Robert Kourik( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains simple solutions about growing healthy roots and, thereby, healthier plants. Explores the subterranean part of every gardener's world, revealing how roots really grow while dispelling myths such as where most gardeners apply water, mulch, and fertilizer or compost. Covers lawns, prairies, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees. Includes practical tips for how a gardener might use this new information to create more abundant vegetables, better lawns and sturdier trees and shrubs. Also describes several ways to garden without turning the soil.--From publisher description
Understanding roots : discover how to make your garden flourish by Robert Kourik( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Roots contains over 115 enchanting and revealing root drawings that most people have never seen, from prairies, grasslands, and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut, and ornamental tree roots. Every root system presented in this book was drawn by people literally working in the trenches, sketching the roots where they grew. The text provides a very detailed review of all aspects of transplanting; describes how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients; investigates the hidden life of soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots; explores the question of whether deep roots really gather more unique nutrients than shallow roots; shares the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal (good fungal) association; shows you exactly where to put your fertilizer, compost, water, and mulch to help plants flourish; tells you why gray water increases crop yields more than fresh water; and, most importantly, reveals the science behind all the above (with citations for each scientific paper)
Gray water use in the landscape : how to use gray water to save your landscape during droughts ; illustrations, design, & layout by Heidi Schmidt by Robert Kourik( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooking from the gourmet's garden : edible ornamentals, herbs, and flowers by Coralie Castle( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazy-ass gardening : maximize your soil, minimize your toil by Robert Kourik( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively and inspiring book, veteran horticulturalist Robert Kourik (aka "Bob") unfolds his manifesto of "Inspired Laziness"--Using efficiency and forethought to create gardens and landscapes with a lot less work and a lot more enjoyment. By following Kourik's relaxed and readable guidance, both beginning and accomplished gardeners will discover how to save time and money, enrich their soil, increase their yields, and reduce their effort, all while absorbing "Bob's" philosophy of kicking back and growing more good times. Drawing on over four decades of immersing himself in horticultural work (and writing about it), Robert shares his hard-won secrets for the easiest planning, planting, cultivating, landscaping, irrigating, de-pestifying, and finding enjoyment in settings ranging from window-box herbs to showy ornamental plantings to the now-classic "edible landscape."
Gray water use in the landscape : how to help your landscape prosper with recycled water by Robert Kourik( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith & Hawken: pruning by Robert Kourik( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This trim-size gardening book attempts to demystify the art of pruning trees and shrubs. There are two parts: part one covers the fundamentals of how trees and shrubs grow; and part two covers the art of pruning and shaping, with step-by-step illustrations
Drip irrigation for every landscape and all climates ; illustrations, design, & layout by Heidi Schmidt by Robert Kourik( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drip irrigation : for every landscape and all climates by Robert Kourik( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray water use in the landscape : how to use gray water to save your landscape during droughts by Robert Kourik( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground rules for planting trees by Robert Kourik( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Designing and maintaining your landscape naturally by Robert Kourik( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Environmental directions( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Landscape designer and writer Robert Kourik discusses edible and self-reliant landscapes and gardens
 
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The tree & shrub finder : choosing the right plants for your yard
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The tree & shrub finder : choosing the right plants for your yardDesigning and maintaining your edible landscape naturallyEasy compostingPruningThe lavender garden : beautiful varieties to grow and gatherRoots demystified : change your gardening habits to help roots thriveCooking from the gourmet's garden : edible ornamentals, herbs, and flowersSmith & Hawken: pruningDrip irrigation : for every landscape and all climates
Languages
English (53)

French (5)