Planning Your Garden - Gardening Book
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Planning Your Garden
by Peter McHoy
96 pages; 11 X 8 1/2; Softcover; Color Photos Throughout
Planning a garden can be a difficult and time-consuming affair when tackled without a little guidance or good advice. Planning Your Garden, a beautiful book written by a highly experienced gardener in response to this common dilemma, guides readers through the planning stages of gardening with practical thoughts on equipment needed, sketching preliminary ideas, measuring sites, enriching the earth, and cleverly managing awkwardly shaped areas of land. This wonderful edition also includes suggestions for patios, balconies, verandas, paving, paths, walls, fences, potting, hedges, fountains, and more. Planning Your Garden is divided into three main sections: Elements of Design, Features and Structures, and Beds and Borders. The first section consists mainly of introductory instructions and guidelines for drafting a plan of the garden.
The second segment leads readers through the process of actualizing their plans. This part includes step-by-step instructions for planting a perfect lawn, building timber decking, using ground cover, laying gravel, and creating a quaint stone pathway, as well as instructions on how to erect pergolas and arches, incorporate ornaments, pots, and furniture, and install ponds, water features, and rock gardens. The final chapter clearly details a variety of bed and border designs, and readers will quickly learn how to soften landscapes with these marvelous finishing touches. Planning Your Garden features a wealth of color photography that, when paired with the text's practical advice and unique design suggestions, ensures great results in any space.
This volume covers everything imaginable from concept to completion, making it the perfect guide to creating a beautiful garden.