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New Front Yard Idea Book: Entries*Driveways*Pathways*Gardens

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Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a "wow" inspiring first impression and today's savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. "New Front Yard Idea Book "offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly illustrated with 325 4-color photographs, no other book focuses on this essential public area. The book is simply overflowing ...

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Overview

Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a "wow" inspiring first impression and today's savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. "New Front Yard Idea Book "offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly illustrated with 325 4-color photographs, no other book focuses on this essential public area. The book is simply overflowing with inspiration for all the front-yard spaces, including the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, fences and gates, and landscaping and lighting. As readers set out to refresh and enhance their front yards, the first step is sit down with this invaluable reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600853715
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Series: Taunton Home Idea Books Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 721,484
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Following a 25-year career in consumer magazines, SANDRA S. SORIA became the creative force behind prairie-scapes. Author of the "All New Bathroom Idea Book," she contributes shelter and lifestyle articles to "Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, "and "PositivelyGreen." A former longtime executive editor for "Country Home "magazine, she lives in Minburn, Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Assessing Your Architecture
Architectural Styles
Evaluating Your Needs
Creating Your Site Plan
Consider the Neighborhood
Let Color Lead the Way
When to Hire a Professional

Chapter 2 Making an Entrance
Porches and Porticos
Entry Gardens
Arbor Ideas

Chapter 3 Paths and Driveways
Planning for Pathways
Materials for Walkways
Steps and Slopes
Driveways and Parking
Parking Considerations

Chapter 4 Landscapes
Landscape Themes
Foundation Plantings
The Beauty of Trees
Shrubs
Accessorizing the Landscape

Chapter 5 Gardens
Picking a Garden Style
Small-Space Gardens
Planting an Island Bed
Gardening to the Street
Container Gardens

Chapter 6 Property Boundaries
Fence lines
Gates and Arbors
Hedges

Chapter 7 Ground Covers
Lawns
Alternative Ground Covers
Nonliving Ground Covers

Chapter 8 Brilliant Lighting
An overall lighting plan
More Lighting Schemes

Credits
Resources
 

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