Garden Design for the Short Season Yard

Garden Design for the Short Season Yard

Author: Lyndon Penner

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550596007

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 733

Tired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wrote Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for you, because he knows prairie gardeners face challenges no one faces in gentler climates. Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat. You’ll develop your eye for design with Lyndon’s short critiques of gardens, both good and bad. You’ll also find worksheets to help you design your own garden. With his signature style and wit, Lyndon delivers his expert advice for a four-season makeover for your yard. Topics include: Elements of design, such as scale, balance, texture, colour and repetition. Choosing a theme and a focal point. Weather, diseases and pests. Low-maintenance, water-wise, and shade gardening. Trees, perennials, annuals and permanent garden features. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Gardening Your Front Yard

Gardening Your Front Yard

Author: Tara Nolan

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9780760364871

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 907

Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building front patios and walkways. With her unique combination of DIY/building savvy and gardening expertise, author Tara Nolan (Raised Bed Revolution) weaves you past the main pitfalls you may encounter when trying to fit a garden or gardens between your home and the street. This beautiful and comprehensive book shows how to accomplish several hardscape projects, such as building front patios, borders, edging, and walkways, as well as making your own raised beds, planting containers, trellises, rose arbors, privacy screens, and more—all custom-designed for the rigors of front-yard gardening. Gardening Your Front Yard is a garden book in every sense of the word, however. Choosing the right plants is even more important when you are dealing with a small, highly visible area with less than ideal growing conditions—all common traits of most front yards. You will find advice on training vines up brickwork and planting around foundation walls, planting boulevards/hell strips, and you’ll even take a trip into the side yard. Shade gardens, privacy screening, and security dos and don'ts are covered, plus how to intermingle edibles and landscape plants, cactus and succulent gardens, birdbaths, and much, much more. With the sage advice and step-by-step projects of this comprehensive guide, convert your front yard from a bland grasscape to a vital living space.

How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work

How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work

Author: Jeff Bredenberg

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781605295008

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 835

Do you love the look of a stunning flowerbed or a nice expanse of lawn bordered by attractive shrubs, but don't have time to spend the whole weekend in your backyard? It's time to cheat—in a smart way. In How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work, you'll find hundreds of work-reducing, time-saving, cost-cutting gardening tips that will reward you with the best-looking yard and garden you've ever had with less work than ever before. Cheating on garden and yard tasks is part attitude adjustment, part shortcuts, and part simplicity—with a healthy dose of making clever choices. You'll discover effective and efficient methods to complete just about every garden project, chore, cleanup, or predicament you'll face. Set aside the things you've done for years and discover: - How the right tool can save you time—and save your back - That doing less for your lawn actually means better results - Why planting a diversion crop cuts down on your pest-patrol efforts - That groundcovers and foliage plants are no-hassle solutions for weedy flowerbeds

From Yard to Garden

From Yard to Garden

Author: Christopher Grampp

Publisher: Center for Amer Places Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822037450491

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 928

"Grampp traces the ways that Americans have shaped their yards in response to national shifts in the economy, from an agricultural to an industrial base, to changing notions of suburbanization and related zoning practices, to the growth of city services, and to a baby boom after World War II that firmly established the single-family house and yard as the preferred American dwelling. He finishes by focusing on home grounds in California which, due to factors such as climate, land costs, demographics, and the popularity of Sunset magazine, have emerged as quintessential outdoor family rooms."--BOOK JACKET.

How to Lay Out a Garden

How to Lay Out a Garden

Author: Edward Kemp

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429012874

Category: Gardening

Page: 440

View: 974

""This 1858 work is the first American edition of a work that had already been through two editions in England. It is a comprehensive source on landscape design, complete with sketches and detailed instructions for lots of all sizes.""