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Guide to Home Landscaping

Practical Information & Tips for Designing, Maintaining and Loving Your Yard

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Do you want to improve your yard but don't know where to start?  Tired of spending too much time searching the Internet and books for answers to landscaping questions (and unsatisfied with the results)?  Looking for some tips on incorporating sustainable gardening practices in your own yard?

This reference guide for landscaping your home includes information about plants, patios, walkways, fencing, water features, accessories and more.  Ecological and design principles, color theory and an overview of garden design styles lay the foundation for practical tips and a ten step methodology for creating a landscape plan. 

This interactive book includes 8 photo galleries showing full screen examples of elements possible for your yard - nearly 300 photos are interspersed throughout the book.  Tips and Sidebars provide additional supplementary information for many topics.  Twelve appendices of plant lists and landscape related charts offer quick access at any time.  Definitions of key terms popup with a simple tap.

Table of Contents:  Introduction, Design Principles, Garden Styles, Color, Plants, Sustainability, Hardscape, Accessories, Creating a Home Landscape Design, An Alternative Approach to Landscape Design, Idea Sampler, and Appendices.

In addition to nearly 20 years of gardening experience in the Southeast and New England, Laura Kraul holds a master's degree in landscape architecture and has designed numerous public spaces.

What's New in Version 2.0

* new chapter added: An Alternative Approach to Landscape Design * increased font size (landscape layout) * minor edits throughout book


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Customer Reviews

It's cold and rainy, but this book makes me want to play in the dirt!

Beginner or seasoned gardener, you'll learn how to plan and create a landscape that thrives in your climate and optimizes the shade/sun variables that grace your yard. Filled with practical tips, step-by-step guides, and beautiful galleries of photos, this guide makes me realize that there is so much more to creating a landscape than going to the nursery and selecting plants at random--whatever catches my eye that day.

Can hardly wait for spring! Hoping there's a Guide to Vegetable Gardens in the works!

Guide to Home Landscaping
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Gardening
  • Published: Feb 10, 2014
  • Publisher: Harmony Systems, Inc.
  • Seller: Harmony Systems, Inc.
  • Print Length: 308 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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