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This larger-format edition provides inspiring ideas for making the Mid-Atlantic home landscape more attractive and functional. Starting with the 200 best plants that thrive in the region, area landscape professionals created 46 outdoor design concepts that readers can work with. More than 430 color photographs and drawings complement the easy-to-follow instructions for caring for and installing plants, ...
This larger-format edition provides inspiring ideas for making the Mid-Atlantic home landscape more attractive and functional. Starting with the 200 best plants that thrive in the region, area landscape professionals created 46 outdoor design concepts that readers can work with. More than 430 color photographs and drawings complement the easy-to-follow instructions for caring for and installing plants, paths, patios, ponds, and arbors.
States: DE, NY (Long Island only), MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV
MID-ATLANTIC HOME LANDSCAPING
Table of Contents
About This Book
Seasons in Your Landscape
As Your Landscape Grows
PORTFOLIO OF DESIGNS
Make a pleasant passage to the front door
A Step Up
Plant a foundation garden
Up Front and Formal
Seasonal color brightens sheared symmetry
Angle of Repose
Make a back-door garden in a sheltered niche
A Corner with Character
Beautify a boundary with easy-care plants
Streetwise and Stylish
Give your curbside strip a new look
Landscaping a Low Wall
Two-tier garden replaces a short slope
Dress up the family’s day-to-day entrance
Beautify a Blank Wall
Paint a picture with plants
A Shady Hideaway
Create a fragrant oasis
Create a “Living” Room
Enclose a patio with foliage and flowers
Make a handsome water garden in a few weekends
Garden in the Round
Create a planting with several attractive faces
A Beginning Border
Flowers and a fence make a traditional design
Back to Nature
Create a wooded retreat in your backyard
Make a No-Mow Slope
A terraced grove transforms a steep site
Under the Old Shade Tree
Create a cozy garden in a cool spot
A Garden Path
Reclaim a narrow side yard for a shade garden
Down to Earth
Harmonize your deck with its surroundings
A Woodland Link
Create a shrub border for nearby woods
Simple structure and plantings make pleasing passage
A Pleasing Postal Planting
Provide a leafy setting for the daily mail
Make a formal garden for the backyard Guide to installation
Organizing Your Project
Introducing the tasks involved in a landscape installation. How to organize them for best results.
Clearing the Site
Removing turf, weeds, and other unwanted material.
Making Paths and Walkways
Choosing materials, preparing the base, installing edgings, laying the surface.
Laying a Patio
Same materials and techniques as for paths and walkways. Ensuring proper drainage.
Installing a Pond
Siting, excavation, installing a flexible liner or fiberglass shell. Growing pond plants.
Building a Retaining Wall
Laying out, excavating, and assembling a precast modular wall system and steps.
Fences, Arbors, and Trellises
Selecting wood, layout, setting posts, basic construction. Plans for building the fences, arbors, and trellises shown in the Portfolio of Designs.
Preparing the Soil for Planting
Digging and improving the soil. Edgings for beds.
Where to go, what to look for, how to get the best quality and price.
The Planting Process
When to plant, steps in the planting process, spacing. Annuals as fillers.
Plants in containers, balled-and-burlapped plants, bare-root plants, ground covers, and bulbs.
Basic Landscape Care
Mulches and fertilizers. Controlling weeds. Watering.
Caring for Woody Plants
Basic pruning. Training an espalier. Making a hedge.
Caring for Perennials
Routine care, pruning, dividing.
Understanding common problems with animal and insect pests and diseases. Winter protection.
Descriptions of all the plants shown in the Portfolio of Designs, plus information on how to plant and care for them.
Posted August 8, 2013
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