Front Yard and Backyard Idea Book

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Taunton Press, 2005 - Garden ornaments and furniture - 360 pages
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Front Yard and Backyard Idea Bookis the ultimate idea folder of more than 500 innovative ways to transform every part of your outdoor land into personal and livable space. Fresh ideas on topics large and small, from the front entry and driveway to the back deck, kids' recreation areas, lighting, decorating the outdoors, and safety, are featured.

Today's front and backyards are much more than just lawns. Outdoor kitchens make cooking a treat for the senses while backyard fireplaces create a natural gathering place for friends and family. Decks, patios and porches can be transformed into fully furnished outdoor rooms with floors, walls and ceilings.

Front Yard & Backyard Idea Bookhelps readers unlock the extraordinary possibilities of these incredibly flexible areas, and showcases a huge array of cutting-edge ideas for turning yards into personal, satisfying spaces. New twists on old themes are offered, as well as some of the freshest ideas from the brightest talent in landscape design. An effective combination of stylistic concepts and hands-on advice helps you select specific projects, while hundreds of color photos inspire and delight.

Two books in one, Front Yard & Backyard Idea Book will show you how to make full use of unlimited outdoor possibilities for lounging, dining, playing, and communing with nature.

 

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Contents

Chapter
7
Make the Most of Your Space
15
Designing a Master Plan
21
Chapter 2
29
Porches
37
Chapter4
67
Parking Bays PullOffs and Parking Courts
77
Street Entries
84
Bed Layout
120
Plant Selection
129
Alternative Ground Covers
143
Nonliving Ground Covers
149
Chapter 9
175
Lighting Entries and Activity Areas
182
Chapter10
189
Collaborate with Nature
198

Foundation Plantings
109

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About the author (2005)

Jeni Webber is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Taunton's Front Yard Idea Book.

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