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Some landscapes appear seamless; nothing looks out of place. That is usually the result of a well-planned landscape. This concise guide will familiarize you with the essentials of good design to help you create and improve the landscape around your home.
The information is presented in clear and orderly fashion, from creating a plan and setting the stage to adding vertical design elements and selecting a variety of plants suitable for your region, with over 250 color photographs and illustrations.
It also describes how to improve the soil, terrace your yard, provide proper drainage, plan an effective drip irrigation system and add outdoor lighting. There is ample coverage of lawn care, and the list of recommended trees and shrubs is a great assist to choosing plants that are adapted to the native soil. Includes USDA zone maps.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 96 pages, 2009.
Publisher's list price was $10.95.