All the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- includes projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.
In this comprehensive guide, professional landscaper and horticulturalist Judith Adam guides homeowners with the overwhelming task of landscaping their property, from determining and balancing needs and wants, to choosing the best plants. How-to drawings, watercolor illustrations and more than 300 full color photographs simplify the process while bringing it to life, making the myriad choices to be made much easier. Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener covers all the basics, from assessing the current state of a property to constructing steps to choosing plants at the nursery using the techniques used by professional landscapers. Adam includes more than 200 of her favorite plants, shrubs and trees, the outcome of her years of experience. With hands-on projects, expert tips and hints on every page, this book is a must-have guide for the homeowner. Landscape Planning also includes: 25 fully illustrated step-by-step projects 59 full color watercolor illustrations 63 black and white how-to drawings more than 20 fully illustrated Ten Best plant lists a questionnaire to help prepare a plan and budget numerous sidebars and panels hardscaping: steps, sidewalks, fences, lighting softscaping: plants, shrubs, trees and lawns irrigation, planting, pests, soil, fertilizers 10 Elements of Landscape Design 10-point Assessment Survey sample 4-year Plan sequence of events in a landscaping makeover how to make a landscape plan 10 steps to a better lawn the 10 most necessary tools glossary appendices, and more.