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Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass

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Although upkeep is labor intensive and often requires an arsenal of dangerous chemicals to keep it free of weeds and pests, the appeal of a manicured lawn is almost irresistible. But more people are discovering a very attractive alternative.

Packed with practical tips and beautiful photographs, Front Yard Gardens Explores the history of the lawn and our attachment to itContains examples of front yard gardens from more than seventy gardens across North AmericaProvides step-by-step instructions to start and grow your own front yard garden

Liz Primeau transformed her lawn in a quiet suburb to a mixed garden with a profusion of flowering plants, shrubs, and cacti. She now enjoys an eye-catching front garden that requires no chemicals and less watering than her lawn.

This book includes overall planning and design, and outlines the steps for removing the grass, enriching the soil, and planting. The book is divided into several types of front yard gardens, including cottage, minimalist, secret, neighborhood, downtown, and natural. She discusses the key elements of each style, gives tips on how to create and maintain the garden, and provides a list of complementary plants.

With more than two hundred beautiful photographs taken expressly for this book by Andrew Leyerle, Front Yard Gardens is a sensual treasure-trove of ideas.

Synopsis:

Offers ideas for transforming a front yard from grass to garden, including advice on overcoming obstacles including driveways, lamposts, and slopes.

Synopsis:

A practical and beautifully illustrated garden design book that looks at ways to transform suburban front yards into attractive, easier to maintain, and less water and chemical dependent, gardens — more than just grass and a tree.

Synopsis:

Packed with practical tips and 240 beautiful photos, "Front Yard Gardens" explores the history of the lawn and the attachment to it, and contains examples of front yard gardens from more than 70 gardens across North America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552977101
Subtitle:
Growing More Than Grass
Author:
Layerle, Andrew
Author:
Primeau, Liz
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Lawns
Subject:
Gardens -- North America.
Subject:
Gardens -- Design.
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
10.12x8.56x.91 in. 2.24 lbs.

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Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass
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Product details 232 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552977101 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Offers ideas for transforming a front yard from grass to garden, including advice on overcoming obstacles including driveways, lamposts, and slopes.
"Synopsis" by , A practical and beautifully illustrated garden design book that looks at ways to transform suburban front yards into attractive, easier to maintain, and less water and chemical dependent, gardens — more than just grass and a tree.
"Synopsis" by , Packed with practical tips and 240 beautiful photos, "Front Yard Gardens" explores the history of the lawn and the attachment to it, and contains examples of front yard gardens from more than 70 gardens across North America.
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