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Approaching landscape design with the philosophy that style and harmony are equally important, this book covers basic design concepts through photographs, plans, and insightful text on how to create striking yet practical landscapes. First considering how a yard or garden is to be used, the owners’ sensibilities, and the feel of the home and neighborhood, the book discusses what is appropriate for a front yard garden, as well as how to make livable areas in a backyard. It also eschews mass-produced pavers, blocks, and garden art in favor of attractive and functional walkways and entrances to the home and garage that emphasize natural elements as part of the construction. Instructive before-and-after shots of home landscape makeovers illustrate how a drab landscape can be beautifully and logically improved to reflect the owners’ needs and tastes while adding zest and value to the home.
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|Publisher:||Chicago Review Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
George Kay has been a landscape designer for more than 20 years and is the founder of landscape design firm George Kay & Associates. He is a two-time recipient of a merit award from the American Association of Nurserymen. He is the author of Landscape Plans and the coauthor of Bonsai and the Japanese Garden. He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Brian Kay is a registered landscape architect. He has worked for several landscape design firms and is currently with George Kay & Associates. He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Jennifer Derryberry Mann is a freelance writer, editor, and web content consultant to horticulture businesses. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including Fit Pregnancy, Modern Bride Connection, Pregnancy, and Spirituality & Health magazines. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.