Landscaping For Dummies

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Wiley, Jan 27, 1999 - Gardening - 384 pages
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A beautiful landscape reflects well on your house, making ita  welcome part of a  neighborhood or native terrain. Andit  dramatically increases your home’s value.Landscaping also makes your house and yard more useful and betterable to complement your family’s lifestyle. Trees shade yourhome to reduce energy use. Thorny shrubs deter prowlers. Lawnsreduce dust from bare ground and give children the perfect playarea. Patios and decks are great for entertaining. And a vegetablegarden can yield fresh, delicious salads to eat on that patio ordeck.

Landscaping for Dummies has everything you need to turnthe little patch of earth you call your own into a personalparadise. Whether you’ve waited for the day to have propertyto landscape, you’d never given it a second thought until youhad to, or you want to improve on an existing landscape, this bookoffers a clearly written wealth of knowledge on:

  • Designs
  • Fences, walls, gates, and paths
  • Decks, patios, and outdoor rooms
  • Trees
  • Shrubs and vines
  • Ground cover

From the basic principles of landscape design, to all the insand outs of hillsides, balcony gardens, and water gardens, thisbook will show you how to:

  • Think like a designer
  • Dream up the right landscape for your family’s needs
  • Increase your home’s resale value
  • Conserve energy
  • Deal with contractors, nurseries, and hardware suppliers
  • Create an edible landscape

Full of helpful problem-solvers for all kinds of landscapes,Landscaping for Dummies also features sample plans,“theme” landscape ideas, and a brilliant color photosection to inspire the imagination. Accessible and informative toboth beginner and expert landscapers, this is the complete guide tocreating the yard you’ve always wanted.

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User Review  - missmouseinthehouse -

I bought this book a few years ago and it has been indispensable in my yard. I have a hilly sloping terrible yard with no skills to try to change it. I bought this book and started with a small ... Read full review

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User Review  - ljoh1597 -

Great book that has information for countless areas in the garden. Only wish certain topics gave more information and reference on but still very useful. Read full review


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Thinking Like a Designer

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About the author (1999)

Phillip Giroux owns a landscape design firm. Home improvement authority Bob Beckstrom and garden expert Lance Wallheim are veteran authors. The National Gardening Association is America's largest nonprofit gardening organization.

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