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The Revolutionary Yardscape: Ideas for Repurposing Local Materials to Create Containers, Pathways, Lighting, and More

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Budget-friendly, environmentally sound, and one-of-a-kind, discovering new uses for what you already have or what you discover in the salvage yard is truly living local. It reduces a garden's environmental impact, saves money, and — most importantly — is fun and creative. From making pathways out of scrap wood and metal to creating garden lights from discarded indoor fixtures, The Revolutionary Yardscape features dozens of garden design projects and inspirational ideas for taking advantage of salvaged materials found in the home, junkyard, or thrift store.

A master of using reclaimed items, expert Matthew Levesque covers the basics of hardscaping, garden construction, and outdoor decor using local materials. He includes essential techniques and step-by-step guidance for transforming unconventional salvaged materials into pathways, decking, fences, screens, containers, seating, and more. The Revolutionary Yardscape also shows readers how to see the beauty and possibility in salvaged materials. Levesque gives tips on how to think outside the garden box — from imagining a pile of old keys becoming a rain chain to seeing the infinite possibilities in scrap metal and piping.

This new set of skills embraces the idea of finding an object first and letting the design plan follow. Vividly illustrated with photographs of exciting contemporary projects, The Revolutionary Yardscape will make gardeners think outside the box by designing with unexpected materials.

Review:

"If you've got a garage, you've got junk. Heck, if you've got a closet, drawer or shelf, you've got junk. Not in the eyes of Matthew Levesque, though. This guy can turn anything into garden decor. The best part? He'll show you how to do it, too." Oregonian

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"Full of inventive ways to both repurpose materials and add a fresh new look to your garden." Sunset

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"Full of creative and imaginative ideas for recycling local materials into containers, pathways, seating and other hardscape features for your yard and garden." Newsday

Review:

"This fantastic book full of innovative ideas will overturn readers preconceived notions about salvaged materials and their potential." Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

Transforming such materials as discarded stove elements, copper pipe, copper sheet, tumbled ceramic dish shards, and used timbers into uniform and attractive building materials, Levesque incorporates the unlikely into creative solutions for the garden and patio. Filled with specific guidelines on how various tools and materials are best used, and where to acquire used materials, the book includes sections on containers, fences, seating, decking, pathways, and outdoor candleholders that give directions on their materials and creation. Filled with photos, this practical guide also includes a glossary and list of resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

A pioneer in the art of using recycled materials in cutting-edge garden design, Matthew Levesque is the program director and master of recycled art at the nonprofit San Francisco company Building Resources and the Red Shovel Glass Company. He has appeared on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, the San Francisco CBS affiliate, and other local broadcasts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929973
Author:
Levesque, Matthew
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Urban
Subject:
Gardening : Urban
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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Product details 192 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881929973 Reviews:
"Review" by , "If you've got a garage, you've got junk. Heck, if you've got a closet, drawer or shelf, you've got junk. Not in the eyes of Matthew Levesque, though. This guy can turn anything into garden decor. The best part? He'll show you how to do it, too."
"Review" by , "Full of inventive ways to both repurpose materials and add a fresh new look to your garden."
"Review" by , "Full of creative and imaginative ideas for recycling local materials into containers, pathways, seating and other hardscape features for your yard and garden."
"Review" by , "This fantastic book full of innovative ideas will overturn readers preconceived notions about salvaged materials and their potential."
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