Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects, 2nd Edition: Stonework, Plantings, Water Features, Carpentry, Fences

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Complete step-by-step instructions help you achieve a sustainable, efficient, and attractive yard. The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Landscape Projects is a hardworking, comprehensive manual for renovating, building, and "greening up" your landscape. Inside, you'll find complete directions for time-tested landscape building projects as well as new environmentally sustainable projects. From designing your landscape to putting the finishing touches on an arbor or custom gate, everything you need for landscaping success is right here. Learn how to make and install: compost bins, garden walls, dry beds, rain gardens, water features and irrigation, patios and walkways, all the most popular styles of fencing, and more. You can build a sustainable, low-cost yard with the most efficient, cost-effective methods and products with the help of this book. Just because you live in the city and don't own a half-acre plot doesn't mean you can't have a spectacular landscape. In this updated, new edition you will find a special section just for small yards and urban settings. Jump right in and build the landscape of your dreams!
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The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States' most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site. View our full catalog at CoolSpringsPress.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/QuartoHomes), Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (pinterest.com/QuartoHomes).

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Publisher
Cool Springs Press
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Published on
Dec 1, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781627888134
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Landscape
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Editors of Cool Springs Press
DIVAs part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Landscaping will make your lawn space the envy of your neighborhood./divDIV /divDIVTake a quick glance outside your window. What do you see? If it’s a sprawling panorama of flawless landscaping design, if it looks uncannily like a postcard, then you’re all set! But if, like most of us, your yard is just a bit lacking, then this is your how-to guide to finally achieving the outdoor space you’ve always wanted. HomeSkills: Landscaping offers a complete look at every aspect of landscaping, from early design to project execution. First, you’ll gain an overview of the many options at your disposal, exclusively featuring popular DIY products that are readily available and affordable. You’ll learn which design effect will best fit your particular home landscape, be it a flagstone patio, a vinyl fence or a healthy row of perfectly situated arbor vitae. And no matter which direction you take, this hardworking book will seamlessly bring you there by covering all the essential landscaping skills, from proper excavation and boulder transportation to planting shrubs and sand-setting interlocking pavers. Patios, walkways, overhead arbors, windbreaks, fences and gates . . . you’ll learn the best techniques for creating all of the beautiful planted and built elements that define any successful home landscape. Best of all, your new space will be cherished by family and friends alike—and the neighbors will quickly forget their jealousy when they’re enjoying it alongside you./divDIV /divDIVCheck out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, plumbing, tiling, and wiring./div
Editors of Cool Springs Press
Editors of Cool Springs Press
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