From the Publisher
Beginner-Friendly Landscaping Solutions for Your Home
A Portfolio of Designs
Explore 46 home landscape designs by 4 notable landscape designers. Large color illustrations show what the designs will look like, and site plans delineate the layout and planting scheme. Each design is accompanied by text that describes the plants and projects appearing in them. These designs can make your property more attractive, more useful, and—most important—more enjoyable for you, your family, and your friends.
This section of the book includes a description of each of the plants featured in all of the designs. These profiles outline the plants’ basic preferences for environmental conditions—such as soil, moisture, and sun or shade—and provide advice about planting and ongoing care. What’s more, the trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, bulbs, and vines that are included have all proven themselves as dependable performers in the Midwest region.
Guide to Installation
Follow detailed instructions and illustrations covering all the techniques you’ll need to install any design from start to finish. To keep things simple, the jobs are organized in the order in which you’d most likely tackle them. Color photographs and illustrations will help you learn how to plan the job, clear the site; prepare the planting beds; and install as well as maintain the plantings.
Creative Homeowner’s Home Landscaping Series
Your Guide to Midwest Landscaping
Of all the home-improvement projects homeowners tackle, few offer greater rewards than landscaping. Whether it’s a carefully placed grouping of shrubs to create privacy or an island bed dividing the backyard for optimum use, you’ll find the perfect design for your home. Look no further for beautiful, beginner-friendly landscaping solutions for any part of your property. From patios and decks to front entries and retaining walls—the possibilities are endless with Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition!
54 designs created by landscape professionals200 region-specific plant profiles with descriptions and care directionsStep-by-step illustrations demonstrate proper installation techniques450 full-color photographs and illustrations
“The Home Landscaping series takes the fear out of gardening by skillfully combining a wide range of attractive, dependable plants with clear, concise information on the techniques of gardening and easy-to-follow plans.”
—Thomas Fischer, Executive Editor, Horticulture
“This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed.”
—Nancy Beaubaire, former Editor, Fine Gardening and Country Living Gardener
The Details of the Design
Each landscape design comes with a site plan that positions all plants and structures on a scaled grid.
A Closer Look
A rendering of each design shows how the landscaping will look when plants are well established.
Plants & Projects
Every part of the noteworthy qualities of the plants and structures are described in detail.
Find the Perfect Landscaping Guide for Your Location
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Southern Ontario Texas and Oklahoma Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec California Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas
Publisher : Design Originals; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 1580114970
ISBN-13 : 978-1580114974
Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.88 inches
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