Nobody wants to spend time in a tired, underperforming yard. But how to achieve a low-cost, low-maintenance yard that's environmentally savvy as well as beautiful - a place that works for every need? How do the pros do it? Award-winning landscape architect and garden coach Billy Goodnick says, “Whether you're starting with bare ground or you're renovating an existing yard, you gotta have a plan.” With step-by-step, clear examples, he demystifies the planning process: from site analysis to lifestyle considerations to plant selection. It's all about training the eye to see the big picture first, so all the other pieces fall into place, leading to the outdoor environment of one's dreams. Full color photos throughout.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Billy Goodnick is a landscape architect and design coach. He has won national and local design awards, is co-host of the local television show "Garden Wise Guys" and writes sustainable landscaping feature articles for 805 Living magazine, and online for Fine Gardening magazine. A witty, sought-after lecturer, Billy has created some of the most beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens in Southern California - large and small - and has taught his successful techniques to thousands of people.
What People are Saying About This
Imagine you had a really hip and cool neighbor who played in a rock band, designed gardens, and dropped by every now and then to drink a beer and give you a little advice about your yard. Now imagine he wrote a book. This is that book!
Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Plants
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great info, fabulous pictures and drawings, and I love the humor. Crimes Against Horticulture is my favorite part.