eveloping your landscape is one of the pleasures of owning a home. It’s an opportunity to surround yourself with beauty and provide for your comfort and convenience. In a well-designed yard, kids have room to play and adults have an attractive area in which to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Your guests find a safe, welcoming path to the front door, and you don’t have to struggle to bring in the groceries and take out the trash.
TAYLOR’S MASTER GUIDE TO LANDSCAPING is a stunning and useful book on a subject that even experienced gardeners find intimidating. It is essential reading if you plan to do all or most of your own landscaping work, but it’s equally important if you intend to hire the work out. Buchanan’s description of what to expect from landscape and gardening professionals is an eye-opener that will save a lot of disappointment and a great many dollars.
In TAYLOR’S MASTER GUIDE TO LANDSCAPING, you will learn how to – choose plants that will thrive in your climate and growing conditions – avoid common mistakes with foundation plantings – plan and plant for future growth – create an outdoor living room – design and build walks, paths, and steps – create privacy with fences, walls, and hedges.
Separate chapters explain how to care for landscape plants — trees, shrubs, vines, lawns, groundcovers, and perennials.