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New Front Yard Idea Book

New Front Yard Idea Book
by Sandra Soria
Paperback

Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a “wow” inspiring first impression and today’s savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. New Front Yard Idea Book offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly illustrated with 325 4-color photographs, no other book focuses on this essential public area. The book is simply overflowing with inspiration for all the front-yard spaces, including the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, fences and gates, and landscaping and lighting. As readers set out to refresh and enhance their front yards, the first step is sit down with this invaluable reference.

About the Author
Following a 25-year career in consumer magazines, SANDRA S. SORIA became the creative force behind prairie-scapes. Author of the All New Bathroom Idea Book, she contributes shelter and lifestyle articles to Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and PositivelyGreen. A former longtime executive editor for Country Home magazine, she lives in Minburn, Iowa.

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Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a “wow” inspiring first impression and today’s savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. New Front Yard Idea Book offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly illustrated with 325 4-color photographs, no other book focuses on this essential public area. The book is simply overflowing with inspiration for all the front-yard spaces, including the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, fences and gates, and landscaping and lighting. As readers set out to refresh and enhance their front yards, the first step is sit down with this invaluable reference.

About the Author
Following a 25-year career in consumer magazines, SANDRA S. SORIA became the creative force behind prairie-scapes. Author of the All New Bathroom Idea Book, she contributes shelter and lifestyle articles to Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and PositivelyGreen. A former longtime executive editor for Country Home magazine, she lives in Minburn, Iowa.

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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Assessing Your Architecture
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Architectural Styles
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Evaluating Your Needs
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Creating Your Site Plan
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Consider the Neighborhood
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Let Color Lead the Way
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ When to Hire a Professional

Chapter 2 Making an Entrance
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Porches and Porticos
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Entry Gardens
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Arbor Ideas
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_
Chapter 3 Paths and Driveways
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Planning for Pathways
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Materials for Walkways
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Steps and Slopes
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Driveways and Parking
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Parking Considerations

Chapter 4 Landscapes
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Landscape Themes
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Foundation Plantings
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ The Beauty of Trees
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Shrubs
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Accessorizing the Landscape
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_
Chapter 5 Gardens
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Picking a Garden Style
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Small-Space Gardens
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Planting an Island Bed
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Gardening to the Street
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Container Gardens

Chapter 6 Property Boundaries
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Fence lines
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Gates and Arbors
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Hedges

Chapter 7 Ground Covers
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Lawns
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Alternative Ground Covers
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ Nonliving Ground Covers

Chapter 8 Brilliant Lighting
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ An overall lighting planÎ_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_ More Lighting Schemes
Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_Î_
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Intro No
ISBN 978-1-60085-371-5
Video No
Author Sandra Soria
Publication Year 2012
Dimensions 9 3/16 x 10 7/8
Pages 192
Photo 325
Drawings 10
Other Formats No
Cover Paperback
Format Paperback
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