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Expert advice from a trusted name in gardening. Get the solutions to your gardening problems from the American Horticultural Society's Practical Guides! Select from this ever-growing library of titles for the best gardening advice on plants and plant care, garden design, and garden construction. Outdoor Living Includes: Designing for outdoor living -- planning your outdoor space; choosing a style; dining and entertaining areas; creating a relaxing space; ways of creating shelter; using lighting; styles of garden ...
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Expert advice from a trusted name in gardening. Get the solutions to your gardening problems from the American Horticultural Society's Practical Guides! Select from this ever-growing library of titles for the best gardening advice on plants and plant care, garden design, and garden construction. Outdoor Living Includes: Designing for outdoor living -- planning your outdoor space; choosing a style; dining and entertaining areas; creating a relaxing space; ways of creating shelter; using lighting; styles of garden furniture; play areas. Practical projects -- building a barbecue, play area, water feature, and sandbox; creating a mosaic table; assembling a chair; installing lighting; erecting a gazebo and an awning. Essential know-how -- illustrated guide to tools and materials; using cement; ordering and estimating quantities; paints and stains; safety advice; general maintenance of surfaces, garden furniture, lighting, and water features.
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There's practical advice on safety, acquiring the right tools and other down-to-earth topics. (Sacramento Bee)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789471307
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/22/2001
  • Series: AHS Practical Guides Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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The American Horticultural Society (AHS) educates and inspires people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture.
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Table of Contents

The Yard as an Outdoor Room 6
Projects for Outdoor Living 30
Areas for Eating and Entertaining 31
Building a Barbecue 31
Assembling a Wooden Chair 34
Making a Mosaic Tabletop 36
Creating Atmosphere 38
Installing a Wall-mounted Light 39
Making a Solar-powered Fountain 42
Cover and Shelter 44
Assembling a Gazebo 45
Putting up an Awning 50
Creating Areas for Play 52
Building an Adventure Play Area 53
Making a Sandbox 62
Getting Down to Basics 66
Index 78
Acknowledgments 80
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