Every homeowner has felt the impluse to modify of redesign his or her property. But few people know just where to begin. Now an acclaimed expert has provided a simple, thorough, and practical step-by-step program that will enable anyone to create a home landscape that fits his desires, personality, and budget. No prior gardening or landscape experience is required--just a desire to create the most comfortable, livable environment in your outdoor space.
The complete Home Gardening Designer will show you how to design bfore landscaping, taking into account such factors as space, the amount of privacy you want, the things you and your family want to do outdoors, and the kinds of features and plants that you find most appealing. Useful charts and a personalized design worksheet will help you to:
make your landscape fit your personality and family needs
choose your plants for blooming times, fragrance and year-round interest
select, buy and properly use construction materials
reduce costs through energy-conscious design
work effectively with a professional landscape designer, nurseryman or contractor
arrange the right seating, traffic patterns, sculpture, and water features
realize your dreams on a tight budget.