Step-by-Step Landscaping: Planning, Planting, Building

Step-by-Step Landscaping: Planning, Planting, Building

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Step-by-Step Landscaping: Planning, Planting, Building by Better Homes & Gardens

500 color photos and more than 100 illustrations. All techniques for designing and shaping a landscape plan and common outdoor structures. Includes plant identification photos and charts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780696025587
Publisher: Meredith Books
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Series: Better Homes and Gardens Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.22(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Creating an Environment6
Front Yards
Swimming Pools
Garden Pools
Planning and Preparing20
Assessing Your Landscaping Needs
Weighing Your Landscaping Options
Measuring Your Existing Site
Drawing a Map of Your Existing Site
Designing Your New Landscape
Choosing Your Final Plan
Scheduling the Work
Solving Drainage Problems
Correcting the Grade
Laying Out Project Sites
Erecting Posts
Dealing with Existing Plants
Slope Solutions62
Assessing Slope Solutions
Controlling Minor Erosion
Building Contours and Bevels
Building Retaining Walls
Building Structures Over Slopes
Gallery of Slope Ideas
Privacy and Security78
Assessing Privacy Solutions
Choosing Plants for Privacy
Building Fences and Gates
Building Latticework Screens
Choosing a Fence or Screen Style
Fence and Screen Plantings
Installing Security Lighting
Gallery of Privacy Ideas
Sun and Shade96
Assessing Sun and Shade Solutions
Building Overhead Sunshades
Building Arbors
Arbor and Trellis Plantings
Choosing Plants to Provide Dense Shade
Choosing Plants to Provide Filtered Shade
Gallery of Sun and Shade Ideas
Front Yards114
Assessing Front-Yard Options
Creating an Attractive Front
Building Walks and Paths
Building Steps
Building Ramps
Installing Walk Edgings
Choosing Walk and Edging Materials
Gallery of Front-Yard Ideas
Controlling the View136
Screening Unwanted Views with Plantings
Screening Unwanted Views with Structures
Creating Desirable Views with Plantings
Creating Desirable Views with Structures
Creating Desirable Views from Within
Patios and Decks148
Assessing Patio and Deck Options
Creating the Ultimate Patio
Building Sand-Base Patios
Building Concrete Patios
Choosing a Special Concrete Surface
Surfacing Existing Concrete Patios
Patio Plantings
Gallery of Patio Ideas
Creating the Ultimate Deck
Building Grade-Level Decks
Building Raised Decks
Choosing a Decking or Railing Style
Building Deck Benches
Choosing Deck Materials
Deck Plantings
Gallery of Deck Ideas
Beyond the Basics190
Creating the Ultimate Gazebo
Building Gazebos
Creating the Ultimate Garden Pool
Building Garden Pools
Installing Pumps, Fountains, and Waterfalls
Creating Water Gardens
Creating the Ultimate Swimming Pool
Assessing Swimming-Pool Options
Equipping and Maintaining Your Pool
Creating the Ultimate Lighting Scheme
Assessing Lighting Options
Creating the Ultimate Play Area
Assessing Play-Area Options
Controlling Insects220
Assessing Insect-Control Solutions
Choosing an Organic or Chemical Control
Adding Sun-Rooms
Screening In a Porch
Service Areas232
Assessing Service-Area Options
Creating the Ultimate Storage Unit
Building Sheds
Creating the Ultimate Area for Vehicles
Building Driveways and Parking Areas
Creating the Ultimate Kennel
Building Kennels
Maintaining Your Landscape252
Outdoor Tasks Month by Month
Maintaining Lawns
Minimizing Lawn Maintenance
Choosing Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
Installing Irrigation Systems
Maintaining Plants
Maintaining Concrete and Masonry Structures
Maintaining Wood Structures
Construction and Planting Basics272
Hardware and Fasteners
Concrete and Masonry
Recommended Plants300
Deciduous Trees
Evergreen Trees
Deciduous Shrubs
Broad-Leaved Evergreen Shrubs
Needled Evergreen Shrubs
Ground Covers

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