Synopses & Reviews
Do you dream of outdoor living spaces that really work?
Award-winning landscape architect Billy Goodnick is here to help you plan the perfect outdoor environment, unique to your family's lifestyle. Yards is brimming with design secrets and money-saving tips, with an emphasis on low maintenance, enjoyability, and just plain beauty.
"Billy Goodnick delivers the most laid-back, user-friendly and entertaining garden advice you'll ever read. Invite him into your backyard - now!"
-Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Plants
Nobody wants to spend time in a tired, underperforming yard. But how to achieve a low-cost, low-maintenance yard that's environmentally savvy as well as beautiful - a place that works for every need? How do the pros do it? Award-winning landscape architect and garden coach Billy Goodnick says, “Whether you're starting with bare ground or you're renovating an existing yard, you gotta have a plan.” With step-by-step, clear examples, he demystifies the planning process: from site analysis to lifestyle considerations to plant selection. It's all about training the eye to see the big picture first, so all the other pieces fall into place, leading to the outdoor environment of one's dreams. Full color photos throughout.
About the Author
is a landscape architect and design coach. He has won national and local design awards, is co-host of the local television show "Garden Wise Guys" and writes sustainable landscaping feature articles for 805 Living
magazine, and online for Fine Gardening
magazine. A witty, sought-after lecturer, Billy has created some of the most beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens in Southern California - large and small - and has taught his successful techniques to thousands of people.