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Landscaping with Stone

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Landscaping with Stone is a combination landscape design and project book in one. The first section provides readers with a framework for incorporating stone in their landscape designs, including a look at the different types of stone used in landscapes, sources of inspiration, and ways to think about stone in relation to other landscape elements. The second part of the book provides readers with tips on working with stone, from transporting to cutting and setting. There is also step-by-step instruction on some of the most popular stone projects, including patios, walls, and rock gardens.

Synopsis:

Provides information for incorporating natural stone in a landscape and step-by-step instructions for a number of popular stone projects. Contains 337 color photos and 42 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Landscaping with Stone

Landscaping with Stone introduces you to the latest trend: using natural stone as an important element in home landscapes. Youll learn the basics of designing and working with stone and how to use stone in walkways, patios, and garden walls, and as a focal point in your landscape.

• Over 350 photos of the latest stone designs

• Over 40 illustrations for the do-it-yourselfer

• Stone projects you can include in your landscape

About the Author

Pat Sagui gained her landscaping experience first hand as a member of a family-owned nursery and landscaping business. She has been writing about gardening and landscaping since 1991. She lives in Westfield, VT.

Table of Contents

Landscaping with Stone

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1
Designing with Stone 12
Decide What You Like 14
• Explore the Possibilities

Aesthetic Decisions for Stonework 18
• Developing a Design Direction
• Inspiration from the Site
• Use Props

Creating Walkways and Steps 26
Creating Stone Patios 30
Creating Walls 34
Creating Rock Features 38

Chapter 2
Planning Your Project 42
Defining the Site 44
• Site Evaluation
• Become a Soil Sleuth
• Create Site Drawings
• Managing the Worksite
• Professional Expertise
• The Budget as a Planning Aid
• How Much Will It Cost?

Chapter 3
Stone as a Building Material 56
Stone Classifications 58
• Evaluating Stone
• Small-Dimension Materials
• Price, Availability, and Quantity

Guidelines for Delivery 64
Learn from the Stone 66

Chapter 4
Tools & Techniques 68
Tools 70
• Tool Preferences

Working with Stone 73
• Before you Begin
• Shaping Skills
• Dressed Stone

Mortared Stonework 78
• How to Mix Mortar

Living with Stone 80
• Stone Displacement

Protect your Plants 81
• Temporary Relocations
• Saving Sod
• Working Around Mature Trees and Shrubs
• Changing the Grade
• Altering Natural Watercourses

Chapter 5
Paths & Walkways 86
Path and Walkway Design 88
• Complement Garden Features
• Walkway and Path Basics
• Edging
 
Walkway Slope Stepping-stone Paths 95
• Stone Selection
• Laying Out the Walk
• Set the Stones

Gravel Paths and Walkways 96
• Types of Stone
• Installing a Loose-Aggregate Walk
• Spread the Loose Aggregate

Dry-Laid Flagstone Walks 100
• Walk Design
• Lay Stone in Sand
• Remove the Forms

Stepping-stones in Water 104

Chapter 6
Stone Patios 106
Patio Uses 108
Installing a Dry-Laid Patio 108
Building a Patio 111
• Leveling
• Calculate the Slope
• Excavate the Soil
• Add a Gravel Base
• Add a Sand Bed
• To Edge or Not
• Choose a Pattern and Spacing
• Set the Stone
• Fill the Joints

Mortared Patios 122
• Choose and Dry Fit the Stone

Chapter 7
Landscape Steps 126
Step Design 128
• Rise and Run
• Calculate Unit Rise and Run
 
Step Width Building Steps 134
• Mortared Steps

Chapter 8
Stone & Water Features 138
Water Features 140
Carving a Water Bowl 140
• Find Your Stone
• Examine the Stone
• Choosing a Chisel and Hammer
• Rough-out the Bowl
• Finishing the Bowl
 
Maintaining the Water Bowl Constructing a Fountain 144
• Stone for the Fountain
• Pump Assembly
• Installing the Pump
 
Fountain Maintenance Dry Streambeds 148
• Design
• Installation

Chapter 9
Setting Large Stones 150
Explore the Possibilities 152
Basic Shapes 154
• Vertical or Upright
• Horizontal
• Blocky or Chunky Stone
• Arching

Surface Qualities 156
Creating an Arrangement 158
• Ratios
• Spacing
• Orientation
• Quantity
• Companion Plantings

Techniques and Tools 162
• Site Preparation
• Placing Stones with Hand Tools
• Earthmoving Equipment
• Protect the Stone

Chapter 10
Rock Gardens 170
Choose a Site 172
Prepare the Site 174
• Gardens in Walls

Choose the Stone 177
Arrange the Stone 178

Chapter 11
Freestanding Walls 182
Creating Stone Walls 184
• Stone for Your Wall

Dry-Laid Freestanding Walls 188
• Building Basics

Mortared Freestanding Walls 194
• Working with Mortar

Chapter 12
Retaining Walls 198
Retaining-Wall Designs 200
• Preparing the Site
• Building the Wall

Adding a Fire Pit 208
• Build the Fire Pit

Resource Guide 212

Metric Equivalents 215

Glossary 216

Index 218

Credits 223

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580111126
Author:
Various
Author:
Various
Author:
Sagui, Pat
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Stone in landscape gardening
Subject:
Patios
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
Stone
Subject:
Landscaping
Subject:
Home
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20050201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
337 photos: 42 illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in 2.26 lb

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Provides information for incorporating natural stone in a landscape and step-by-step instructions for a number of popular stone projects. Contains 337 color photos and 42 illustrations.

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Landscaping with Stone

Landscaping with Stone introduces you to the latest trend: using natural stone as an important element in home landscapes. Youll learn the basics of designing and working with stone and how to use stone in walkways, patios, and garden walls, and as a focal point in your landscape.

• Over 350 photos of the latest stone designs

• Over 40 illustrations for the do-it-yourselfer

• Stone projects you can include in your landscape

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