- Product # 071431
- Type Paperback
- ISBN 978-1-60085-780-5
- Published Date 2014
- Dimensions 9 x 10 1/2
- Pages 224
- Photos 350
- Drawings 20
"The Landscape designer helps readers envision possibilities and turn them into realities in her new book 'Landscaping Ideas That Work' "
- The Akron Journal
Out is in! In recent years, there’s been a boom in building and refurbishing outdoor rooms and spaces. More and more, homeowners, landscape designers, and builders are transforming backyards, side yards, and patios into comfortable, attractive, and usable living spaces that provide a beautiful setting and improve curb appeal. Landscaping Ideas that Work is the most comprehensive resource of inspired design ideas and practical solutions for all landscaping and outdoor living spaces. With practical design advice as well as over 350 innovative ideas and photographs, this is the only sourcebook you’ll ever need for smart design, buying, and installation decisions for your outdoor digs.
Extend your living space to the great outdoors with Landscaping Ideas that Work. Landscaping often involves the harmonious design of many disparate elements, which creates confusion and inertia for homeowners who are trying to decide not only what to do, but where to start. Landscaping Ideas that Work covers front, back, and side yards, and provides you with strategies for combining elements and creating spaces that work for you and your home; innovative ideas for transforming all aspects of your yard into inviting outdoor spaces; and designs for more sustainable landscapes and gardens.
Learn how to fully design your landscape as well as create:
- Spaces that work
- Open air rooms
- Fences, walls, and hedges
- Paths and walkways
- Details in the landscape
Landscape Ideas that Work offers you a practical guide to landscaping materials and design considerations as well as tips for working with professionals. So, get out there, soak in some vitamin D, and enjoy the cozy feeling of home even when you’re outside.
About the Author Julie Moir Messervy is a distinguished landscape designer, author, lecturer, and principal of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio. She designed the Toronto Music Garden in collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, as well as residential and institutional landscapes around the country. With her Home Outside® online design service and iPhone app, Julie and JMMDS are pioneering new ways to bring effective landscape design to homeowners everywhere.
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- Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Designing Your Landscape
Chapter 2: Spaces That Work
Chapter 3: Open Air Rooms
Chapter 4: Fences, Walls & Hedges
Chapter 5: Paths & Walkways
Chapter 6: Plantings
Chapter 7: Details in the Landscape