To help organic gardening novices face the daunting task of landscaping an entire backyard, professional arborist and city landscaper Kris Medic offers practical, simple advice on designing and maintaining a yard with minimal fuss. Medic, who has worked at such prestigious gardens as Callaway Gardens, Longwood Gardens and the Morris Arboretum, suggests time-saving alternatives to typical high-maintenance green lawns, including wildflower meadows or wildlife areas and the addition of decks and patios, which also increase living space. With 175 color photographs, 80 illustrations, 15 garden designs, and recommendations for all regions of the country, this book will inspire homeowners to envision their own dream landscape. Hundreds of expert tips and strategies, including "When to Call a Pro" boxes and a run-down of more than 60 easy-care landscape plants, provide them with the know-how to turn those dreams into reality.
About the Author:
KRIS MEDIC is a horticulturist and certified arborist who most recently managed the parkland and public property of Columbus, Indiana. She has worked at several prestigious public gardens. A lecturer and writer, she contributed to Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Pruning. She lives in Columbus, Indiana.