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The Complete Guide to Finishing Touches for Yards & Gardens: More Than 60 Practical & Ornamental Projects for the Landscape
     

The Complete Guide to Finishing Touches for Yards & Gardens: More Than 60 Practical & Ornamental Projects for the Landscape

by Black & Decker Staff, Creative Publishing International (Editor), Bryan Tandem (Editor)
 
After major construction is completed on a landscape, adding personal finishing touches is what turns the yard into a genuine extension of the home, allowing it to reflect the personality and tastes of the owner. In established landscapes, adding finishing touches is an easy way to "remodel" the outdoor home and make it new again.

The Complete Guide to Finishing

Overview

After major construction is completed on a landscape, adding personal finishing touches is what turns the yard into a genuine extension of the home, allowing it to reflect the personality and tastes of the owner. In established landscapes, adding finishing touches is an easy way to "remodel" the outdoor home and make it new again.

The Complete Guide to Finishing Touches for Yards & Gardens presents more than 60 complete projects to create practical and decorative finishing features for the outdoor home. It features a wide assortment of building materials, including wood, masonry, and metals, with complete directions for working with these materials. The book includes projects for the living garden, such as installing decorative edging, constructing a rock garden, and building planters and window boxes. It also includes projects for the general landscape, such as building decorative gates, ornamental fountains, and benches.

Each project includes detailed plans, and comprehensive how-to directions accompanied by color photos and illustrations.

Among the featured projects: Low-voltage deck lighting, Decorative birdhouses, Metal windmill, Brick barbecue, Timber planter for shrubs and small trees, Copper water sprinkler, Gate with stained glass, Cedar trellis for climbing plants, Sunscreen awning for patio, Drip irrigation system, Container water garden, Post & wire trellis, Cold frame for starting plants Raised planting bed, Shadow box, Stained glass planter, Garden benches, Cobblestone fountain, Framed fence opening with copper insert, Temporary screen wall, Pergola, Twig & slat bench, Framed trellis wall, Arched gate, Dry stone wall, Clay pot birdbath, Copper patio candelabra, Decorative carved stones, Porch swing Window box bulb planter, Boulder raised bed, Naturalizing bulbs in lawn grass, Planting trees in decorative planters, Raised shrub bed, Post-mounted birdhouse, Patio potting bench.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589231443
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
11/10/2003
Series:
Black and Decker Outdoor Home Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

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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