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The Complete Guide to Creative Landscapes represents a new, innovative way to look at the yard and landscape. Up until now, landscapes have been considered mostly ornamental, and average homeowners were thought to be incapable of designing and creating a great landscape. This book will change all that. In refreshingly simple and practical language, The Complete Guide to Creative Landscapes teaches the seven secrets of good landscape design, shows how to plan a stylish landscape that meets practical family needs, and teaches readers how to build a functional, beautiful landscape. With this innovative method, readers will learn how to create a new or "remodeled" landscape consisting of outdoor "rooms" dedicated to various lifestyle activities. A landscape built using this method will be attractive and stylish-but more important, it will provide practical outdoor living space.

In addition, readers will learn how to put the finishing touches on a new landscape, thanks to comprehensive plans and directions for more than 20 beautiful and ingenious garden ornaments-ranging from simple cedar planter boxes to elegant copper archways and trellises.

Highlights:

  • Includes more than 60 how-to projects that can be built with ordinary materials available at any home center. Each project includes complete directions and step-by-step photography.
  • Includes a wide range of projects, from the very simple (creating a planting bed) to major hardscape features (building a retaining wall).
  • Refreshingly simple and practical approach to the principles of landscape design-a book that is useful, not intimidating.
  • The only "big book" of landscaping that includes a section on building garden ornaments.
  • Innovative book design features an exciting blend of state-of-the-art color photography and elegant, hand-crafted illustrations.
  • Contains a reference appendix, that includes helpful web sites, manufacturers, and an additional reading list. Also includes a complete index.

Synopsis:

More than 60 how-to projects that can be built using materials available at any home center are included.

About the Author

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865735798
Subtitle:
Designing, Building, and Decorating Your Outdoor Home
Manufactured:
Creative Publishing International
Manufactured:
Creative Publishing International
Author:
Farris, Jerri
Author:
Creative Publishing International
Author:
Trandem, Bryan
Other:
Farris, Jerri
Publisher:
Creative Publishing international
Location:
Minnetonka, MN :
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Garden structures
Subject:
Garden ornaments and furniture
Subject:
Landscape design
Subject:
General Gardening
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Black and Decker Complete Guide
Series Volume:
131
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.84x8.29x.66 in. 2.19 lbs.

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