Lawnscapes: Mowing Patterns to Make Your Yard a Work of Art

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Quirk Books, 2007 - Gardening - 80 pages
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Show your artistic abilities to the world--with your front lawn as the canvas!Lawnscapes contains 20 totally amazing designs that will transform the yard into a work of art. With easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn the skills and techniques necessary to create patterns, pictures, holiday scenes, even words and phrases. All that's needed is string, a lawn mower and, of course, a lawn. Patterns are divided into Basic (checkerboard, bull's eye), Intermediate (flower, sunburst) and Advanced for writing words. Pictures include a glowing jack-o'-lantern and a Christmas tree with lights. With a cool Astroturf cover, Lawnscapes will have great appeal for house-proud suburbanites, as a Father's Day gift, or a gift for guys in general.
 

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Contents

Introduction 8 The Principles of Lawn Striping
Equipment
Planning Your Design
Marking Your Guides
Earning Your Stripes
The Straight and Narrow
Checkerboard
Diamonds and Plaid
Messages and Decoration
Lettering and Numbers
Elvis
House Numbers
CongratulationsLovers Knot and
Christmas Tree
GALLERY
Mowing a Masterpiece

Riding the WavesCurves
Lines and Curves
Valentine Heart
Sunburst
Maze
Celtic Knotwork
GALLERY
Eagle
Abstract
Painting With Turf
GALLERY
Adorning Your Lawnscapes
Index and Acknowledgments
Copyright

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David Parfitt is a landscape artist who creates site-specific, large-scale artworks from natural materials. He is the author of Build Your Own Fantasy Treehouse.

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