The Revolutionary Yardscapeby Matthew Levesque
Budget-friendly, environmentally sound, and one-of-a-kind, discovering new uses for what you already have or what you discover in the salvage yard is truly living local. It reduces a garden’s environmental impact, saves money, and most importantly is fun and creative. From making pathways out of scrap wood and metal to creating garden lights
Budget-friendly, environmentally sound, and one-of-a-kind, discovering new uses for what you already have or what you discover in the salvage yard is truly living local. It reduces a garden’s environmental impact, saves money, and most importantly is fun and creative. From making pathways out of scrap wood and metal to creating garden lights from discarded indoor fixtures, The Revolutionary Yardscape features dozens of garden design projects and inspirational ideas for taking advantage of salvaged materials found in the home, junkyard, or thrift store.
A master of using reclaimed items, expert Matthew Levesque covers the basics of hardscaping, garden construction, and outdoor decor using local materials. He includes essential techniques and step-by-step guidance for transforming unconventional salvaged materials into pathways, decking, fences, screens, containers, seating, and more. The Revolutionary Yardscape also shows readers how to see the beauty and possibility in salvaged materials. Levesque gives tips on how to think outside the garden box from imagining a pile of old keys becoming a rain chain to seeing the infinite possibilities in scrap metal and piping.
This new set of skills embraces the idea of finding an object first and letting the design plan follow. Vividly illustrated with photographs of exciting contemporary projects, The Revolutionary Yardscape will make gardeners think outside the box by designing with unexpected materials.
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Meet the Author
A pioneer in the art of using recycled materials in cutting-edge garden design, Matthew Levesque is the program director and master of recycled art at the nonprofit San Francisco company Building Resources and the Red Shovel Glass Company. He has appeared on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, the San Francisco CBS affiliate, and other local broadcasts.
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This book was not what I expected, but it may have been because I did not thoroughly research contents of book before I purchased. I thought the ideas were based on items found in flea markets, old homes,and common household cast-offs such as: old tools, old concrete pieces, windows, pots, furniture, etc. I was disappointed that most of the primary materials used were cast-offs from manufacturers and commercial materials. The pictures and ideas were good, but not for the everyday do-it-yourself backyard.