Landscaping Your Home

Landscaping Your Home - Gardening Book

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Landscaping Your Home

Softcover, 8-1/2 x 11 in., 192 pages, with color photos and drawings.

Creative ideas from America's best gardeners

In Landscaping Your Home, the experts from Fine Gardening magazine deliver practical advice and innovative ideas for making the most of your property. More than 20 talented designers show you how to develop areas for outdoor living, create a welcoming entry, and design a landscape that suits your home and lifestyle. It's soup-to-nuts inspiration you'll need to create a beautiful landscape for your home.

Discover how to:

  • improve the curb appeal of your home
  • design your own landscape plan
  • create comfortable garden rooms
  • design attractive foundation plantings
  • make the most of small spaces
  • design spaces for family activities

Table of Contents


PART 1: Getting Started
What to Do before You Draw
A Concept Plan Pulls It All Together
20 Things to Think About when Designing Your Landscape
Draw Your Own Site Plan
Design Your Own Planting Plan
Working from a Master Plan
Keeping Up with a Changing Garden

PART 2: Creative Approaches
The Twin Principles of Landscape Layout
Focal Points Lead the Eye
Design Garden Rooms That Beckon
Adapt Design Lessons from Nature
The Art of Making Less Seem Like More
Creating Garden Passageways
Celebrating Natural Light in the Landscape

PART 3: Front Yard Ideas
Design a Welcoming Entrance
The Fundamentals of Foundation Plantings
The Enclosed Entry Garden
A Forest in the Front Yard
An Engaging Entry Garden
Designing a Lawnless Front Yard

PART 4: Gallery of Ideas
From Flat to Gently Rolling Terrain
From Wooded Lot to Woodland Path
Redesigning the Backyard
Pathways...Invitations to Explore
Planting a Playground



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