Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Gardening - 372 pages
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Developing your landscape is one of the pleasures of owning a home. It's an opportunity to surround yourself with beauty and provide for your comfort and convenience. In a well-designed yard, kids have room to play and adults have an attractive area in which to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Your guests find a safe, welcoming path to the front door, and you don't have to struggle to bring in the groceries and take out the trash.

TAYLOR'S MASTER GUIDE TO LANDSCAPING is a stunning and useful book on a subject that even experienced gardeners find intimidating. It is essential reading if you plan to do all or most of your own landscaping work, but it's equally important if you intend to hire the work out. Buchanan's description of what to expect from landscape and gardening professionals is an eye-opener that will save a lot of disappointment and a great many dollars.

In TAYLOR'S MASTER GUIDE TO LANDSCAPING, you will learn how to - choose plants that will thrive in your climate and growing conditions - avoid common mistakes with foundation plantings - plan and plant for future growth - create an outdoor living room - design and build walks, paths, and steps - create privacy with fences, walls, and hedges.

Separate chapters explain how to care for landscape plants -- trees, shrubs, vines, lawns, groundcovers, and perennials.
 

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OverallI do like any books put out by Taylorsbecause the are loaded with info and have a fair amount of illustrations.This particular book has lots of great informationhowever it is a bit outdated ... Read full review

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Since the median age of the American home is 30 years, many home landscapes need updating. Von Trapp (Landscaping from the Ground Up), a professional landscape designer and horticulturist, was ... Read full review

Contents

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Evaluating what you have now 13
Moving ahead with your plans 22
DESIGNING WITH PLANTS 31
Layout and design techniques 72
Designing your front yard 85
Practical concerns in planting around a house 98
OUTDOOR ROOMS 107
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HEDGES
FENCES WALLS
Fences 208
CHOOSING PLANTS THAT WILL GROW FOR
GENERAL CARE OF LANDSCAPE PLANTS
231
Basic site preparation 133

Shade or ceilings for outdoor rooms 116
Planting outdoor walls 121
PAVINGS AND EDGINGS 133

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About the author (2000)

Rita Buchanan is the coeditor and co-author of TAYLOR'S MASTER GUIDE TO GARDENING as well as many other books. A botanist, horticulturist, and passionate gardener and designer, she turned a featureless cow pasture into a glorious garden landscape surrounding her home. She resides in Connecticut.

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