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Home Landscaping: Northeast Region: Including Southeast Canada (Home Landscaping)by Roger Holmes
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Northeast Home Landscaping
Approximately 400 full-color photos and illustrations
56 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.
Creative Homeowner Press proudly introduces three home landscaping guides that address the 75% of households participating in lawn & garden activities. Each features
-- Beautiful designs and expert plant selections by teams of landscape pros in each region
-- Detailed descriptions of over 200 plants used in the designs, plus advice on their selection and care
-- Step-by-step instructions for projects, such as paths, patios, walls, fences, trellises, arbors, and even small ponds
-- Authoritative, easy-to-read texts with convenient plant cross-referencing
-- Comprehensive index
In this series, homeowners will find inspiring ideas for making the home landscape more attractive and functional. Created by landscape professionals in each region, each book contains between48 and 54 designs with more than 200 plants that are proven performers. Provides detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors. 170 color photos and 260 full-color illustrations.
US: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
SE Canada: NB, NS, ONT, PEI, QUE
Northeast Home Landscaping, Including Southeast Canada, shows how to beautify 27 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios. 54 design variations incorporate more than 200 of the best plants for the region. Readers also learn all they need to know to install the paths, fences, walls, arbors, and trellises that make up the designs. Step-by-step instructions show how to tackle each project. Plant descriptions also explain planting and care.
About the Author
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.
Rita Buchanan is a lifelong gardener with degrees in botany and an encyclopedic knowledge of plants. She worked with Roger Holmes to edit Fine Gardening magazine and co-edit several books, including Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening. She is the author of numerous award-winning books and is a contributor to many gardening magazines.
Table of Contents
Northeast Home Landscaping
Table of Contents
About This Book 8
Seasons in Your Landscape 12
As Your Landscape Grows 16
PORTFOLIO OF DESIGNS
A Warm Welcome 20
Make a pleasant passage to your front door
First Impressions 24
This planting lets you put your best foot forward
A Step Up 26
Plant a foundation garden
Up Front and Formal 30
Greet visitors with classic symmetry
Formal and Fresh 34
Garden geometry transforms a small front yard
Angle of Repose 36
Make a back-door garden for a sheltered niche
Another Back-Door Corner 40
This retreat is mostly for your own enjoyment
A Neighborly Corner 44
Beautify a boundary with easy-care plants
Streetwise and Stylish 48
Give your curbside strip a new look
Landscaping a Low Wall 52
Two-tier garden replaces a short slope
Around Back” 56
Dress up the familys day-to-day entrance
Beautify a Blank Wall 60
Paint a picture with plants
Make a Fresco of Flowers 62
A vertical garden beautifies a blank wall
A Shady Hideaway 66
Build a cozy retreat in a corner of your yard
Create a Living” Room 70
Enclose a patio with foliage and flowers
Another Room” Out Back 74
Create an intimate, plant-covered nook
A Big Splash with a Small Pond 76
Add an extra dimension to your landscape
Garden in the Round 80
Create an island bed attractive from every side
A Beginning Border 84
Combine flowers and a fence in a traditional design
Back to Nature 88
Create a wooded retreat in your backyard
Make a No-Mow Slope 92
A terraced planting transforms a steep site
Under the Old Shade Tree 96
Create a cozy garden in a cool spot
A Pleasant Passage 100
Reclaim a narrow side yard for a shade garden
Side-Yard Walkway 104
Create beautiful access to your front and rear yards
Down to Earth 106
Harmonize your deck with its surroundings
A Woodland Link 110
Create a shrub border for nearby woods
Gateway Garden 114
Simple structure and planting make a handsome entry
A Postal Planting 118
Provide a perennial setting for the daily mail
Elegant Symmetry 122
Fit a formal garden into your backyard
Integrated Deck 126
Enhance the look of your deck with landscaping
GUIDE TO INSTALLATION
Organizing Your Project 130
Introducing the tasks involved in a landscape installation. How to organize them for best results.
Clearing the Site 132
Removing turf, weeds, and other unwanted material
Making Paths and Walkways 134
Choosing materials, preparing the base, installing edgings, laying the surface
Laying a Patio 140
Same materials and techniques as for paths and walkways. Ensuring proper drainage.
Installing a Pond 142
Siting, excavation, installing a flexible liner or fiberglass shell. Growing pond plants.
Building a Retaining Wall 146
Laying out, excavating, and assembling a precast modular wall system and steps
Fences, Arbors, and Trellises 150
Selecting wood, layout, setting posts, basic construction. Plans for building the fences, arbors, and trellises shown in the Portfolio of Designs.
Preparing the Soil for Planting 166
Digging and improving the soil. Edgings for beds.
Buying Plants 170
Where to go, what to look for, how to get the best quality and price
The Planting Process 171
When to plant, steps in the planting process, spacing. Annuals as fillers.
Planting Basics 173
Plants in containers, balled-and-burlapped plants, bare-root plants, ground covers, and bulbs
Basic Landscape Care 175
Mulches and fertilizers. Controlling weeds. Watering.
Caring for Woody Plants 179
Basic pruning for trees, shrubs, vines, and roses. Making a hedge.
Caring for Perennials 184
Routine care, pruning, dividing
Problem Solving 186
Understanding common problems with animal and insect pests and diseases. Winter protection.
Descriptions of all the plants shown in the Portfolio of Designs, plus information on how to plant and care for them 190
Photo Credits 216
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