Author(s): Philip Giroux, Bob Beckstrom, Lance Walheim
Provides solutions to common landscaping problems, along with tips on landscaping in any environment and step-by-step instructions for planting and pruning.
Phillip Giroux owns a landscape design firm. Home improvement authority Bob Beckstrom and garden expert Lance Wallheim are veteran authors. The National Gardening Association is America's largest nonprofit gardening organization.
Introduction. PART I: Designing Your Landscape. Chapter 1: Plotting Your Landscape Design. Chapter 2: Thinking Like a Designer. Chapter 3: Getting Serious about Your Design. PART II: Building Hardscape into Your Yard. Chapter 4: Taming Your Site. Chapter 5: Fences, Walls, Gates, and Paths. Chapter 6: Building Decks and Patios. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room. PART III: The Planting o' the Green. Chapter 8: Barking Up the Right Tree. Chapter 9: Landscaping with Shrubs and Vines. Chapter 10: Using Plants for Color and Texture. Chapter 11: Covering Lots of Ground. Chapter 12: Solutions for Your Landscape Problems. PART IV: Putting It All Together. Chapter 13: Plans for Your Whole Lot. Chapter 14: Plans for Special Situations. Chapter 15: Plans for "Theme" Landscapes. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Make Your Surroundings Unique. Chapter 17: Tens Ways to Conserve Energy. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Increase Your Home's Resale Value. Appendix: Landscaping Resources. Index. Book Registration Information.