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Northwest Home Landscaping: Including Western British Columbia (Home Landscaping)by Creative Homeowner
Synopses & Reviews
Northwest Home Landscaping, including Western British Columbia is an updated, expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's award-winning best seller on landscaping northwest-style. Readers will find inspiring ideas for making the home landscape more attractive and functional. The 48 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 plants that thrive in the southeast. Detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors are also included. Over 420 full-color photos and paintings are complemented by easy, step-by-step instructions. The Pacific Northwest will be in full bloom with Northwest Home Landscaping
US: WA, OR
CAN: Western British Columbia
48 designs created by landscape professionals from the Pacific Northwest and featuring 200 region-specific plants. Over 420 color photos and drawings.
Texas Home Landscaping
Approximately 400 full-color photos and illustrations
48 designs covering the most common situations, such as front entries, foundation plantings, patios, and steep slopes.
Detailed descriptions of more than 200 plants that will grow well in your region, plus all you need to know to select, plant, and care for them.
Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises.
This volume contains 48 designs created by landscape professionals from the Pacific Northwest and features 200 region-specific plants. More than 420 color photos and drawings are included.
About the Author
Don Marshall heads up the Environmental Horticultural Program at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, Washington, where he has been Horticulture Instructor for over 20 years. He is also the sole proprietor of Plant Designs, a landscaping company that designs, installs, and maintains commercial and residential landscapes.
Roger Holmes is the founding editor of Fine Gardening magazine. He co-edited the monumental Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening and other highly regarded gardening books, and produced the seven-book regional landscaping series of which this book is part.
Table of Contents
TEXAS HOME LANDSCAPING
Table of Contents
About This Book 8
Seasons in Your Landscape 12
As Your Landscape Grows 16
PORTFOLIO OF DESIGNS
First Impressions 20
Make a pleasant passage to your front door
An Entry Oasis 24
Extend a friendly desert welcome
A Foundation with Flair 26
Flowers and foliage create a front garden
Fancy Foundation 30
Create a striking entry garden
Up Front Informal 32
Turn a small front yard into a welcoming garden
An Eye-Catching Corner 36
Beautify a boundary with easy-care plants
Backyard Makeover 40
Getting a lot out of a small, frost-free lot
Streetwise and Stylish 42
Give your curbside strip a new look
Landscape a Low Wall 46
A two-tiered garden replaces a bland slope
Beautify a Blank Wall 50
A vertical garden makes the most of a narrow site
A Shady Hideaway 54
Build a cozy retreat in a corner of your yard
An Outdoor Living” Room 58
A patio and shady arbor provide open-air opportunities
Formal Outdoor Living 62
Create shady entertaining space on this formal patio
Splash Out 64
Make a handsome water garden in a few weekends
Poolside Pleasures 68
Plantings enhance your swimming pool
Garden in the Round 70
Create a planting with several attractive faces
A Beginning Border 74
Flowers and a fence make a carefree design
Year-In-Year-Out Border 78
Perennials and a wall make a traditional design
A Woodland Link 80
Create a shrub border for nearby woods
A No-Mow Slope 84
A terraced garden transforms a steep site
Angle of Repose 88
Make a backdoor garden in a sheltered niche
A Garden Path 92
Reclaim a narrow side yard for a stroll garden
Down to Earth 96
Harmonize your deck with its surroundings
Decked-Out Deck 100
Make your deck an inviting gateway to the outdoors
Gateway Garden 102
Arbor, fence, and plantings make an inviting entry
A Green Screen 106
Hide bins for refuse and recycling with a fence, foliage, and flowers
Elegant Symmetry 110
Make a formal garden for your backyard
Planting in the Pines 114
Surround your woodland deck with flowering shrubs
GUIDE TO INSTALLATION
Organizing Your Project 118
Introducing the tasks involved in a landscape installation. How to organize them for best results.
Clearing the Site 120
Removing turf, weeds, and other unwanted material.
Water for Your Plants 122
Water-wise practices. Watering systems.
Making Paths and Walkways 124
Choosing materials, preparing the base, installing edgings, laying the surface.
Laying a Patio 130
Employing the same materials and techniques as for walks and paths. Ensuring proper drainage.
Installing a Pond 132
Siting, excavating, installing a flexible liner or fiberglass shell. Growing pond plants.
Building a Retaining Wall 136
Laying out, excavating, and assembling a precast modular wall system and steps.
Fences, Arbors, and Trellises 140
Wood selection, layout, post setting, basic construction. Plans for building the fences, trellises, and arbors shown in the Portfolio of Designs.
Preparing the Soil for Planting 158
Digging and improving the soil. Edging for beds.
Buying Plants 162
Where to go, what to look for, how to get the best quality and price.
The Planting Process 163
When to plant, steps in the planting process, spacing. Annuals as fillers.
Planting Basics 165
Plants in containers, balled-and-burlapped plants, bare-root plants, ground covers, and bulbs.
Basic Landscape Care 167
Mulches and fertilizers. Controlling weeds. Watering.
Caring for Woody Plants 171
Basic pruning for trees, shrubs, vines, and roses. Making a hedge.
Caring for Perennials 176
Routine care, pruning, dividing.
Problem Solving 178
Understanding common problems with animal and insect pests and diseases. Winter damage.
Descriptions of all the plants shown in the Portfolio of Designs, plus information on how to plant and care for them. 182
Photo Credits 218
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