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New Front Yard Idea Book (Taunton Home Idea Books)


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Publisher Comments:

Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a “wow” inspiring first impression and today’s savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. New Front Yard Idea Book offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly illustrated with 325 4-color photographs, no other book focuses on this essential public area. The book is simply overflowing with inspiration for all the front-yard spaces, including the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, fences and gates, and landscaping and lighting. As readers set out to refresh and enhance their front yards, the first step is sit down with this invaluable reference.


About the Author

Following a 25-year career in consumer magazines, SANDRA S. SORIA became the creative force behind prairie-scapes. Author of the All New Bathroom Idea Book, she contributes shelter and lifestyle articles to Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and PositivelyGreen. A former longtime executive editor for Country Home magazine, she lives in Minburn, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started

Assessing Your Architecture

Architectural Styles

Evaluating Your Needs

Creating Your Site Plan

Consider the Neighborhood

Let Color Lead the Way

When to Hire a Professional

Chapter 2 Making an Entrance

Porches and Porticos

Entry Gardens

Arbor Ideas

Chapter 3 Paths and Driveways

Planning for Pathways

Materials for Walkways

Steps and Slopes

Driveways and Parking

Parking Considerations

Chapter 4 Landscapes

Landscape Themes

Foundation Plantings

The Beauty of Trees


Accessorizing the Landscape

Chapter 5 Gardens

Picking a Garden Style

Small-Space Gardens

Planting an Island Bed

Gardening to the Street

Container Gardens

Chapter 6 Property Boundaries

Fence lines

Gates and Arbors


Chapter 7 Ground Covers


Alternative Ground Covers

Nonliving Ground Covers

Chapter 8 Brilliant Lighting

An overall lighting plan

More Lighting Schemes




Product Details

Soria, Sandra S
Taunton Press
Soria, Sandra S.
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Taunton Home Idea Books
Publication Date:
325 color photos, 10 drawings
10.88 x 9.19 x 0.36 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design

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