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Building Your Outdoor Home: 30 Easy Landscaping Projects (Black & Decker Outdoor Home Series)


Building Your Outdoor Home features 30 do-it-yourself projects for creating an entire landscape from start to finish.

  • Over 200 color photos & illustrations
  • Concise step-by-step instructions
  • Simple projects for walkways, patios, ...
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Building Your Outdoor Home features 30 do-it-yourself projects for creating an entire landscape from start to finish.

  • Over 200 color photos & illustrations
  • Concise step-by-step instructions
  • Simple projects for walkways, patios, walls, fences, decks, and gardens
  • Guide to selecting plants & materials
  • Options for improving drainage
  • Methods for starting new lawns & renovating established lawns
  • Plumbing & electrical features

The Outdoor Home Series emphasizes practical, down-to-earth methods for creating outdoor living spaces with distinct purposes.

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Editorial Reviews

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One of the best ways to improve a home's appearance and increase its value is to redesign and update its landscaping. These titles, part of Black & Decker's "Outdoor Home" series, show homeowners of all skill levels and budgets how to update their yards in an easy step-by-step manner. Most successful projects start with a plan--Designing Your Outdoor Home shows how to create the perfect design; one which is aesthetically pleasing and tailored to your own lifestyle. Dedicated spaces or "outdoor rooms" are created with specific purposes (dining, playing, hobby and utility areas) in mind. Using a variety of design principles, readers can create a plan for their particular house. Sections covering specific materials, types of plants, and how to draw plans round out this title. Building Your Outdoor Home starts where Designing Your Outdoor Home leaves off, showing readers how to bring their designs to fruition. It covers 30 projects of varying skill levels, ranging from planting hedges to building a retaining wall. Other areas include shaping the landscape, installation of sprinklers and lighting, walkway installation, garden construction, and garden ponds. Given the broad range of subject matter, both titles cover only the basics. However, the step-by-step instructions, complemented by profuse illustrations, should be all most readers need to design and complete their landscape projects. Containing something for nearly everyone, these titles are recommended for all public libraries.--Jonathan N. Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., OH
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The editors of Creative Publishing international have created more than 25 of the best-selling books on home repair, home improvement, and landscaping. All books are exhaustively researched, written, photographed, and edited by veteran staff members with years of experience in their areas of expertise.

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.

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