Garden Paths: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects / Edition 1

Garden Paths: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects / Edition 1

by Gordon Hayward, Elayne Sears
     
 

Like a good path, this book leads you along an approachable and stimulating route to designing and structuring your own landscape, no matter where your garden or on what scale.
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Like a good path, this book leads you along an approachable and stimulating route to designing and structuring your own landscape, no matter where your garden or on what scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944475393
Publisher:
Camden House Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.16(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

— Introduction
PART I — MODEL GARDENS
Chapter One — Paths to Follow: Four Inspirations for Garden Design
— An urban garden
— A small suburban garden
— A large suburban garden
— An estate garden
PART II — PATHS TO YOUR NEW GARDEN: A Way to Unified Design
Chapter Two — Cut Stone: The Most Formal Paving Material
— Cut stone to the front door
— Cut stone to a side or back door
— Curving paths and planted gaps
Chapter Three — Brick: Warmth and Versatility
— Brick entrances
— Visual and physical pace
Chapter Four — Stone Carpets: Informal Fieldstone Walkways
— Finding the right Place
— Planting the gaps
— Paths from patios
Chapter Five — Lawn: The Living Alternative
— The versatile lawn
— Places for plants
— Front lawn paths
— Linking spaces
— Climatic considerations
— The meadow path
Chapter Six — Concrete: The Liquid Material — Plain, Embedded or Precast
— Where to use concrete
— Concrete with aggregates
— Embedded concrete
— Precast concrete
— Concrete as natural—looking rock
Chapter Seven — Stepping Stones: Determining Pace
— Stepping stones into Woodland
— Dimensions
— Planting the gaps
— Creating a mood
— Cut stones
— Wood rounds
Chapter Eight — Wood: Boardwalks, Bridges and Stairs
— Boardwalks
— Footbridges
— Stairs
Chapter Nine — Hard Loose Materials: Gravel Crushed Stone and Other Crunchy Surfaces
— Designing paths near the house
— Designing paths away from the house
— The path as edging
Chapter Ten — Soft Loose Materials: Bark Mulch, Pine Needles, Leaves and Earth
— Bark mulch
— Pine needles
— Leaves
— Trodden earth
PART III — MAKING THE PATH
Chapter Eleven — The Cut Stone Path and Stone Carpet
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Making a Cut Stone Walkway
— Stone carpets of fieldstone
Chapter Twelve — The Brick Path
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Making a brick path
— Maintenance
Chapter Thirteen — The Lawn Path
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Soil preparation for sod and seed
— The sod path
— The lawn path
— Cutting paths and beds from existing lawn
Chapter Fourteen — The Concrete Path
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Preparing the area
— The best mix
— Embedding
— Precast pavers
Chapter Fifteen — The Stepping—stone Path
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Laying the stones
— Stepping—stone steps
— Wood rounds
Chapter Sixteen — The Wood Path
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Boardwalks
— Wooden blocks as stepping stones
Chapter Seventeen — The Loose Material Path
— Laying hard loose material paths
— Tools and materials
— Design
— Laying soft loose material paths
— Tools and materials
— Design
Chapter Eighteen — Planting the Gaps
— Establishing plants in gaps
— Moss in the gaps
— Recommended plants
APPENDICES
A. Sources
B. Indigenous Materials
C. Associations, Manufacturers and Suppliers
D. An Annotated List of Public Gardens Worldwide
E. Bibliography
Photography Credits
INDEX

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