Landscape Planning

Landscape Planning

Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener

Book - 2008
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This book takes the guesswork out of planning any landscaping project.

Landscaping a property can be an overwhelming task. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What plants will grow best in a particular location? Is it a do-it-yourself or a professional job?

Landscape designer and horticulturalist Judith Adam provides every crucial step in designing and implementing a landscape plan: from assessing specific needs and planning a budget and timeline, to making the best choices for a successful garden. From her years of experience, Adam describes 200 of her favorite plants, shrubs and trees. This revised edition includes a new chapter on low-maintenance and self-reliant gardening that helps the home gardener get the most out of the space with the least amount of work.

This new edition of Landscape Planning includes:

25 fully illustrated step-by-step projects 27 fully illustrated Ten Best lists, such as ten best drought-resistant shrubs; ten best plants for autumn display A property assessment survey, budget questionnaire and sample four-year plan Hardscaping: ideas for steps, sidewalks, fences and lighting Softscaping: working with plants, shrubs, trees and lawns Techniques for planting, irrigating and fertilizing plants and controlling pests A list of tools that every gardener needs Plans for a low-maintenance garden -- and much more.

This comprehensive guide is a must-have for homeowners and avid gardeners alike.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2008.
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and expanded
ISBN: 9781554073818
Branch Call Number: 712. 6 ADA 2008
Characteristics: 247 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Feb 01, 2009

Another good book on how to go about landscaping your home. I especially enjoyed the diagrams on "how to" sections, such as walkways. You can definitely take something from this read.

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