The Garden Revival Expert

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For all those who have neither the time nor the money to redo a faded, unattractive garden from scratch, here's a simple, realistic approach to restoring garden beauty. The Garden Revival Expert takes individual features, from lawns to flowers to fruit, and explains how to handle such common problems as one tree growing into another and the pond turning green. Find out what to do about weeds sprouting everywhere, a dull palette, or a poor design that needs some new features. There's no comparable book on the ...

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Overview

For all those who have neither the time nor the money to redo a faded, unattractive garden from scratch, here's a simple, realistic approach to restoring garden beauty. The Garden Revival Expert takes individual features, from lawns to flowers to fruit, and explains how to handle such common problems as one tree growing into another and the pond turning green. Find out what to do about weeds sprouting everywhere, a dull palette, or a poor design that needs some new features. There's no comparable book on the subject, and millions of Expert fans will be thrilled.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780903505604
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Expert Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 3
Chapter 2 Specific Problems 4
Roses 5
Lawns 8
Perennials 13
Rockery 18
Vegetables 22
Bulbs 26
Fruit Trees 29
Soft Fruit 32
Trees & Shrubs 33
Ponds 52
Chapter 3 General Problems 55
"The garden is just too much work" 56
"The garden seems to be full of weeds" 61
"The garden is plain and there's no colour" 66
"Wildlife's fine, but it's spoiling my garden" 71
"The soil is awful and plants don't thrive" 73
"The garden is brown after the drought" 80
"The borders are now so shady" 85
Chapter 4 Design Basics 89
Step 1 Choose a style 90
Step 2 Prepare a Site Plan 98
Step 3 Read the good design rules 100
Step 4 Write a Removals List 105
Step 5 Start the Design Plan 106
Step 6 Write a Wants List 107
Step 7 Complete the Design Plan 118
Step 8 Add the Planting Scheme 122
Step 9 Now get to work 125
Acknowledgements 128
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