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Midwest Home Landscaping: Including South-Central Canada (Home Landscaping)

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• 46 designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the Midwest—featuring creative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and much more

• Detailed descriptions of more than 200 plants picked for your region, plus all you need to know to plant and maintain them

• Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises

• Over 470 color photos and illustrations

 

Praise for the First Edition

 
“... like having a team of professional garden designers on hand.”

—Country Living Gardener

 
“... youll turn to these beautifully rendered design possibilities again and again.”

—Elanore Lewis, Womans Day Garden Planner & Practical Guide

 
“This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed.”

—Nancy Beaubaire, former Editor Fine Gardening and Country Living Gardener

 
“The Home Landscaping series takes the fear out of gardening by skillfully combining a wide range of attractive, dependable plants with clear, concise information on the techniques of gardening and easy-to-follow plans.”

—Thomas Fischer, Executive Editor, Horticulture

Synopsis:

Collection of 46 designs by area landscape professionals, with over 200 plants that are proven performers and more than 430 color photos and drawings.
United States: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

Canada: Ontario (southern)

Synopsis:

Midwest Home Landscaping, Including Southern Canada, third edition, shows how to beautify 23 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios. Each situation is presented with a variation, for a total of 46 designs. In addition, the book explains how to install and care for the plants, ponds, walls, and fences involved in the landscape designs. Plants that are proven performers in the Midwest are used in the designs and described in full detail. Step-by-step instructions provide the essential knowledge to tackle each project.

United States: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

Canada: Ontario (southern)

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

MIDWEST HOME LANDSCAPING

Table of Contents

About This Book

Seasons in Your Landscape

As Your Landscape Grows

PORTFOLIO OF DESIGNS

First Impressions
• Make a pleasant passage to your front door

A Step Up
• Plant a foundation garden

Up Front and Formal
• Garden geometry transforms a small front yard

Angle of Repose
• Make a back-door garden in a sheltered niche

A Neighborly Corner
• Beautify a boundary with easy-care plants

Streetwise and Stylish
• Give your curbside strip a new look

Landscaping a Low Wall
• A colorful two-tier garden replaces a bland slope

“Around Back”
• Dress up the familys day-to-day entrance

Beautify a Blank Wall
• Paint a picture with plants

A Shady Hideaway
• Build a cozy retreat in a corner of your yard

Create a “Living” Room
• A patio garden provides privacy and pleasure

A Big Splash with a Small Pond
• Add an extra dimension to your landscape

Garden in the Round
• Create a planting with several attractive faces

A Beginning Border
• Flowers and a fence make a traditional design

Back to Nature
• Create a wooded retreat in your backyard

Make a No-Mow Slope
• A terraced planting transforms a steep site

A Pleasant Passage
• Reclaim a narrow side yard for a shade garden

Down to Earth
• Harmonize your deck with its surroundings

A Woodland Link
• Create a shrub border for nearby woods

Gateway Garden
• Striking structure and plants make a handsome entry

A Pleasing Postal Planting
• Provide a perennial setting for the daily mail

Elegant Symmetry
• Add a formal touch to your backyard

GUIDE TO INSTALLATION

Organizing Your Project
• Introducing the tasks involved in a landscape installation. How to organize them for best results.

Clearing the Site
• Removing turf, weeds, and other unwanted material.

Making Paths and Walkways
• Choosing materials, preparing the base, installing edgings, laying the surface.

Laying a Patio
• Employing the same materials and techniques as for walks and paths. Ensuring proper drainage.

Installing a Pond
• Siting, excavating, installing a flexible liner or fiberglass shell. Growing pond plants.

Building a Retaining Wall
• Laying out, excavating, and assembling a precast modular wall system and steps.

Fences, Arbors, and Trellises
• Selecting wood, layout, setting posts, basic construction. Plans for building the fences, trellises, and arbors shown in the Portfolio of Designs.

Preparing the Soil for Planting
• Digging and improving the soil. Edging for beds.

Buying Plants
• Where to go, what to look for, how to get the best quality and price.

The Planting Process
• When to plant, steps in the planting process, spacing. Annuals as fillers.

Planting Basics
• Plants in containers, balled-and-burlapped plants, bare-root plants, ground covers, and bulbs.

Basic Landscape Care
• Mulches and fertilizers. Controlling weeds. Watering.

Caring for Woody Plants
• Basic pruning for trees, shrubs, vines, and roses. Making a hedge.

Caring for Perennials
• Routine care, pruning, dividing.

Problem Solvin
• Understanding common problems with animal and insect pests and diseases. Winter protection.

PLANT PROFILES
Descriptions of all the plants shown in the Portfolio of Designs, plus information on how to plant and care for them.

Glossary

Photo Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580114974
Author:
Holmes, Roger
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
How-To
Author:
Buchanan, Rota
Author:
Buchanan, Rita
Author:
Landscaping
Subject:
Regional - Midwest (Ia, Il, In, KS, Mi, MN, Mo , ND, Ne, Oh,
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Landscaping
Subject:
Landscape designs
Subject:
Landscape plans
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Plan
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Home Landscaping
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.77x8.38x.56 in. 1.80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Collection of 46 designs by area landscape professionals, with over 200 plants that are proven performers and more than 430 color photos and drawings.
United States: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

Canada: Ontario (southern)

"Synopsis" by ,
Midwest Home Landscaping, Including Southern Canada, third edition, shows how to beautify 23 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios. Each situation is presented with a variation, for a total of 46 designs. In addition, the book explains how to install and care for the plants, ponds, walls, and fences involved in the landscape designs. Plants that are proven performers in the Midwest are used in the designs and described in full detail. Step-by-step instructions provide the essential knowledge to tackle each project.

United States: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

Canada: Ontario (southern)

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