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.