Synopses & Reviews
This book takes the guesswork out of planning any landscaping project.
Landscaping a property can be an overwhelming task. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What plants will grow best in a particular location? Is it a do-it-yourself or a professional job?
Landscape designer and horticulturalist Judith Adam provides every crucial step in designing and implementing a landscape plan: from assessing specific needs and planning a budget and timeline, to making the best choices for a successful garden. From her years of experience, Adam describes 200 of her favorite plants, shrubs and trees. This revised edition includes a new chapter on low-maintenance and self-reliant gardening that helps the home gardener get the most out of the space with the least amount of work.
This new edition of Landscape Planning includes: 25 fully illustrated step-by-step projects27 fully illustrated Ten Best lists, such as ten best drought-resistant shrubs; ten best plants for autumn displayA property assessment survey, budget questionnaire and sample four-year planHardscaping: ideas for steps, sidewalks, fences and lightingSoftscaping: working with plants, shrubs, trees and lawnsTechniques for planting, irrigating and fertilizing plants and controlling pestsA list of tools that every gardener needsPlans for a low-maintenance garden -- and much more.
This comprehensive guide is a must-have for homeowners and avid gardeners alike.
Adam updates this guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants, projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation, and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.