Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects: *Natural Landscape Design * Eco-friendly Water Features * Hardscaping * Landscape Plantings

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Kristen Hampshire
Creative Publishing international, Dec 1, 2010 - House & Home - 240 pages
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The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects is a hardworking, comprehensive manual for renovating, building, and "greening up" your landscape. Inside you'll find complete directions for time-tested landscape building projects as well as new environmentally sustainable projects. From designing your landscape to putting the finishing touches on an arbor or custom gate, everything you need for landscaping success is right here. Learn how to make and install: compost bins, water management systems, dry beds, rain gardens, efficient irrigation, soil management programs, permeable patios & walkways, reclaimed fences, and more. You can build a sustainable, low-cost yard with the most efficient, cost-effective methods and products with the help of this book.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Project Preparation
9
Landscaping with Earth
37
Landscaping with Plants
81
Landscaping with Water
105
Landscaping with Stone
129
Carpentry Projects
183
Codes Considerations
231
Conversions
235
ResourcesPhoto Credits
236
Index
237
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Kristen Hampshire is an award-winning magazine journalist and author of four outdoor design and landscaping books branded by John Deere, including Hobby Farms, 52 Backyard Landscaping Projects, Landscaping & Lawn Care, and Stonescaping Made Simple. Hampshire has been published in Consumers Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, Fortune Small Business, Vogue Knitting, The Tennessean and Ohio magazine. Hampshire is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She writes from home in Bay Village, Ohio, where she lives with her husband Haven Ohly, and her muse, a Scottie-dog named Mayzie. Visit her at www.kristenhampshire.com.

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