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Publisher Comments:

New Complete Home Landscaping is an updated, expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's award-winning comprehensive book on landscaping for the home. It covers every aspect of home landscaping, from design principles to construction projects; plant selection to plant care. The book consists of three parts, Part One: Preparing to Landscape explains how to design and create a landscape. Part Two: Setting the Stage shows how to build such features as paths, ponds, walls, decks, and watering systems. Part Three: Planting and Growing describes how to select, plant, and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, ground covers, and lawns.

Review:

"Erler's sprawling, all-you-need-to-know reference targets not the landscape designers of palatial estates but the suburbanite or city dweller who wants to create an attractive landscape but doesn't have unlimited funds or time. Scintillating reading this isn't, but it's certainly comprehensive. Erler, author of Complete Home Landscaping (2000), explains how to use design elements to create a landscape plan, then offers tips on adding structures such as fences, walkways, steps, patios, and ponds or other water features to a yard. Her final section tackles trees, shrubs, lawns, ground covers, flowers and even organic vegetables and herbs. Throughout, Erler mixes grand design overviews with step-by-step projects, which she helpfully rates as easy, moderate or challenging. The book's pages are chock-a-block with color photos, charts, graphs, maps and other resources. Although the overwhelming amount of detailed and useful information will surely appeal to do-it-yourselfers, Erler may occasionally annoy readers, as when she painfully states the obvious (e.g., "Place water features where you can enjoy them"). Those willing to slog through the morass of dull, textbook-like prose will come away from this book with plenty of unique ideas for landscaping their home. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Complete guide to choosing, planting, and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns. More than 960 full-color photos and drawings.

Synopsis:

New Complete Home Landscaping

• Over 950 photographs and watercolor paintings to help you create your own landscape

• Easy-to-follow step-by-step planting and building instructions for a variety of projects

• Recommendations for choosing the right plants for your specific climate and soil conditions


Synopsis:

New Complete Home Landscaping

• Over 950 photographs and watercolor paintings to help you create your own landscape

• Easy-to-follow step-by-step planting and building instructions for a variety of projects

• Recommendations for choosing the right plants for your specific climate and soil conditions

About the Author

Catriona Tudor Erler is an internationally recognized garden writer, photographer, and speaker. She is the author of seven garden books as well as numerous articles for publications such as Architectural Digest and Southern Accents. Her photographs have been published in books, magazines, and newspapers in both the United States and Great Britain. Catriona gardens with her husband and twin sons in Vienna, Virginia.

Table of Contents

New Complete Home Landscaping

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
• Hardiness 14
• Heat Tolerance 15

Part 1: Getting Started 16

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN 18
• Taking the First Step 18
• What Will Your New Landscape Contain? 20
• Selecting a Landscape Style 24
• Developing a Personal Style 30
• The Basics of Good Design 32
• Landscape Budgets 40
• Working with a Landscape Professional 42
• Working with Neighbors 44

CREATING A LANDSCAPE PLAN 46
• Examine Your Property 46
• Developing a Landscape Design 53
• Accentuate the Positive 55
• Fool the Eye 61

Part 2: Adding Structure 64

SETTING THE STAGE 68
• Examine the Soil 69
• Soil Improvements 72
• Grading Options 76
• Improving Drainage 78
• Creating Terraces 81
• Providing Irrigation 82
• Outdoor Lighting 91
• Outdoor Lighting Features 96

WATER FEATURES 100
• The Appeal of Backyard Water Gardens 100
• Planning Considerations 102
• Construction Basics 102
• Raised Ponds and Pools 105
• Choosing Pond Plants 106
• Fish for Your Pond 111
• Pond Maintenance 112
• Adding Fountains and Waterfalls 114
• Creating Bog Gardens 115
• Water Features 116

WALLS, FENCES, AND GARDEN STRUCTURES 120
• Designing Walls 120
• Designing Retaining Walls 126
• Designing Fences 131
• Designing Gates 134
• Designing Trellises 136
• Designing Arbors and Pergolas 137
• Walls and Fences 140

GARDEN ACCENTS 144
• Adding Gazebos 144
• Garden Benches 146
• Garden Sculptures 148
• Landscape Bridges 150
• Container Gardening 152
• Sundial Accents 156
• Attracting Birds 158

WALKWAYS AND STEPS 160
• Walkways 160
• Building Walkways 166
• Walkway Edgings 172
• Landscape Steps 174
• Paths and Steps 176

DECKS, PATIOS, AND POOLS 180
• Deck and Patio Design 180
• Selecting Patio Paving Materials 189
• Designing and Building a Deck 191
• Swimming Pool Landscaping 196
• Decks, Patios, and Pools 198

Part 3: Adding Plants 202

TREES AND SHRUBS FOR THE LANDSCAPE 204
• Choosing Trees and Shrubs 205
• Design for the Seasons 207
• Adding Hedges 210
• Purchasing Tips 214
• Planting Basics 215
• Tree and Shrub Care 219

ADDING LAWNS AND GROUND COVERS 220
• Planning a Lawn 220
• Renovating a Lawn 230
• Maintenance Guide 232
• Adding Ground Covers 236
• Using Ornamental Grasses 240

FLOWERS FOR THE LANDSCAPE 246
• Plants for the Garden 246
• Adding Borders and Beds 248
• Designing with Perennials 250
• Selecting Perennials 252
• Adding Annuals 254
• Designing with Bulbs 256
• Fragrant Gardens 260
• Plants for Butterflies and Hummingbirds 262
• Flower Care 264
• Gallery of Perennials 274
• Gallery of Annuals 278
• Gallery of Bulbs 282

PLANTING VEGETABLES AND HERBS 286
• Creating a Vegetable Garden 286
• How to Grow Vegetables and Herbs 292
• Caring for Vegetables 299
• Creating Herb Gardens 302

DEALING WITH PESTS 306
• Strategies for Pest Management 306
• Plants that Resist Disease 308
• Beneficial Wildlife 309
• Planting Companions 310
• Pest Barriers 314
• Animal Barriers 316
• Fighting Diseases 317

REJUVENATING AN EXISTING LANDSCAPE 322
• Sources of Inspiration 322
• Pruning 324
• Reviving Shrubs 330
• Improving Broad-Leaved Evergreen Shrubs 334
• Pruning Trees with Dense Canopies 336
• How to Transplant Large Shrubs and Trees 337

LANDSCAPE PLANS TO SOLVE COMMON PROBLEMS 340
• Creating Designs 340
• Low-Growing Flair 342
• Rosy, Elegant Entrance 344
• A Warm Welcome 346
• Helpful Hospitality 348
• Simple Style 350
• Cozy Homecoming 352
• Entryway with Flair 354
• Formal Garden in the Round 356
• Formal Quadrant 358
• Self-Contained Destination 360
• Elegant Geometric Design 362
• Circular Formal Garden 364

Resource Guide 366

Glossary 368

Metric Equivalents 373

Index 374

Credits 382

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580111829
Author:
Various
Author:
Various
Author:
Erler, Catriona Tudor
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Home Landscaping
Publication Date:
20050201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 1 in 3.7 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Erler's sprawling, all-you-need-to-know reference targets not the landscape designers of palatial estates but the suburbanite or city dweller who wants to create an attractive landscape but doesn't have unlimited funds or time. Scintillating reading this isn't, but it's certainly comprehensive. Erler, author of Complete Home Landscaping (2000), explains how to use design elements to create a landscape plan, then offers tips on adding structures such as fences, walkways, steps, patios, and ponds or other water features to a yard. Her final section tackles trees, shrubs, lawns, ground covers, flowers and even organic vegetables and herbs. Throughout, Erler mixes grand design overviews with step-by-step projects, which she helpfully rates as easy, moderate or challenging. The book's pages are chock-a-block with color photos, charts, graphs, maps and other resources. Although the overwhelming amount of detailed and useful information will surely appeal to do-it-yourselfers, Erler may occasionally annoy readers, as when she painfully states the obvious (e.g., "Place water features where you can enjoy them"). Those willing to slog through the morass of dull, textbook-like prose will come away from this book with plenty of unique ideas for landscaping their home. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Complete guide to choosing, planting, and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns. More than 960 full-color photos and drawings.

"Synopsis" by ,
New Complete Home Landscaping

• Over 950 photographs and watercolor paintings to help you create your own landscape

• Easy-to-follow step-by-step planting and building instructions for a variety of projects

• Recommendations for choosing the right plants for your specific climate and soil conditions


"Synopsis" by ,
New Complete Home Landscaping

• Over 950 photographs and watercolor paintings to help you create your own landscape

• Easy-to-follow step-by-step planting and building instructions for a variety of projects

• Recommendations for choosing the right plants for your specific climate and soil conditions

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