HomeSkills: Landscaping: How to Use Plants, Structures & Surfaces to Transform Your Yard

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As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Landscaping will make your lawn space the envy of your neighborhood. Take 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. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, plumbing, tiling, and wiring.

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LANDSCAPING WILL TEACH YOU THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR YARD THE ENVY OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Take 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 you are like most of us, and your yard is just a bit lacking, then this book is your ticket 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, featuring popular DIY products that are readily available and affordable. You’ll learn which yard elements will best fit your home landscape. Flagstone patio, vinyl fence, healthy row of perfectly situated arbor vitae—no matter which direction you take, this hardworking book covers all the essential skills you need to make it happen. Planting shrubs and trees, sand-setting interlocking pavers, laying out fences and stone walls . . . you’ll learn the best techniques for creating all of the beautiful planted and built elements that define any successful home landscape.

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The Editors of Cool Springs Press have produced the highest quality DIY home improvement books for more than 30 years. In conjunction with the experts at BLACK+DECKER they have combined resources to create more than 200 home improvement titles that provide consumers and weekend DIYers with the information they need to get the job done right. Their books have set the standard for do-it-yourself publishing, featuring clear, professional photography and concise step-by-step instructions that get straight to the point. 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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