Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Home Landscaping: Secrets for Selection and Care

Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Home Landscaping: Secrets for Selection and Care

by Jacqueline Heriteau Ms.
     
 

Trees, shrubs, and hedges are among the smartest investments you can make. Besides beautifying your landscape, these plants can dramatically increase your property value.

This environmentally friendly book is both a comprehensive reference on top-rated plants and a complete guide to their selection, planting, and care. It addresses all regions of the United

Overview


Trees, shrubs, and hedges are among the smartest investments you can make. Besides beautifying your landscape, these plants can dramatically increase your property value.

This environmentally friendly book is both a comprehensive reference on top-rated plants and a complete guide to their selection, planting, and care. It addresses all regions of the United States and southern Canada.

Here, you'll find more than 1,000 plants recommended for their beauty, availability, ease of maintenance, and resistance to pests and diseases. More than 520 full-color photographs and 120 paintings showcase plant features and illustrate procedures step by step. What's more, you'll learn how to
- Design you landscape for four-season interest and harmonies of size, shape, color, and texture
- Conduct simple but essential soil tests for pH
- Select plants ideally suited for your soil and growing conditions
- Distinguish healthy nursery plants from those at risk
- Save money over the long term by buying pest- and disease-resistant plants that are appropriate for your soil and climate
- Use the latest scientifically proved planting methods
- Prune like a pro?at the proper time for each plant, making well-placed cuts that stimulate desired growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580110525
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Regional Home Landscaping Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Jacqueline Heriteau is the author of more than 20 books on gardening, including The National Arboretum Book of Outstanding Garden Plants, The American Horticultural Society Flower Finder, and Glorious Gardens. She has contributed to Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Coastal Living, Country Gardens, and Traditional Home magazines and is the "Garden Guru" for Time Inc.'s Virtual Garden on the World Wide Web.

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