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Best books for landscape design in 2019
Are you looking for the best books for landscape design in 2019? Whether it’s a project that’s specific to landscape design in your city or you’re just looking for ideas and inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the best books for landscape design in 2019.
This book, written by an award-winning landscape designer, is a guide to the design principles that form the backbone of all landscape architecture. As the author notes, "Landscape is not a profession with a long and stable past. In reality, it is a new field in the midst of a creative transformation and constantly changing." In this book, she explores how design principles and traditional craftsmanship are a natural fit for the landscape, and how they can be applied across all major planning scales. This book explores the traditional principles of design while offering the reader the opportunity to design, create and realize the landscape of our dreams.
This book is an exploration of the art and craft of working with trees, flowers, fruit and other plants for the purpose of creating garden landscapes. From plants and landscapes, to gardening and design ideas, the book takes readers on a journey through each stage of the design and planning process. From how to find the right plants to why landscape designers grow their own plants to an exploration of the art and craft of working with trees, flowers and other plants, this book is a journey of discovery for any gardener.
In today's world of constant change and uncertainty, the landscape is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The author argues that this change is not only a matter of design, it is also a matter of how we view our landscape and what we want to preserve and nurture. He explores the transformation of our landscapes and shares lessons learned, as well as personal stories and examples.
In this book, landscape designer Steve Leffler explores how to think like a landscape architect through lessons he has learned and experienced as a landscape architect for more than 30 years. This book explores how to understand your client, design a workable site and communicate your design, manage a project, and maintain a garden. Leffler’s philosophy is that the success of a garden design project begins with the client, continues throughout the project and extends into the future.
The author argues that for the landscape to be truly effective and meaningful, it needs to be considered as part of an integrated whole. He also argues that the landscape should be designed to be able to grow and adapt over time. In exploring the relationships between space, light and nature, Leffler provides advice on how to improve the functionality and value of your landscape.
This book is a collection of ten landscape designs based on a study of site form, materiality and function. Using these three elements of design as a starting point, Leffler has created beautiful gardens that celebrate the relationship between the landscape and the people that live there.
This book is designed to be a companion to a successful garden design project that includes plant selection, space and scale, materials and colors, planting beds and garden areas, structures, planting beds and garden areas, and plant maintenance. As a result of the successful completion of this project, students will learn to create a meaningful and beautiful garden, and have fun while doing so.
This book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an overview of garden design and includes chapters on site analysis, site history, building codes, construction, irrigation, mowing and fertilizing, safety and liability, safety and liability, safety and liability, safety and liability, safety and liability, safety and liability, and safety and liability. The second part includes chapters on planting beds and garden areas, plant selections, materials and colors, structures, and design. The third part contains chapters on planting beds and garden areas, plant selections, materials and colors, structures, design elements, and maintenance.
A comprehensive guide for garden designers to help them plan and create memorable outdoor spaces, including step-by-step design techniques, plant lists, a garden calendar, plant and maintenance lists, and sample garden layouts. This book also provides tips on how to create outdoor living spaces that are pleasing to the eye, easy to maintain, and safe for plants, people, and pets.
For new gardeners, this book offers clear, concise advice on plant selection, plant maintenance, color selection, and gardening equipment. The book is organized by season and includes full planting schedules for each season. A complete set of plant identification and maintenance guidelines are also provided for more seasoned gardeners. The appendix includes a comprehensive plant list with information about recommended plants for common conditions, and seasonal plant information including harvest, pest and disease identification, care, and propagation techniques.
This book is organized into five sections. Section I is an introductory overview of plant selection, plant care, and garden design. Section II is divided into four chapters: garden planning, space and scale, materials and colors, and plant lists. Section III is divided into three chapters: plant material and plant life cycles, plant types and plant care, and plant maintenance. Section IV is a guide to outdoor living in the home, including how to plan and design garden spaces and create a complete set of plans for the home garden. Section V covers garden equipment and supplies. Plant and garden information in this book is based on the authors' 20 years of experience as garden designers, contractors, and retail garden experts. The book is intended to be an all-in-one resource for the beginner, intermediate, and seasoned gardeners alike.
A comprehensive guide for building owners and designers to help them plan, design, and build a successful landscape, including step-by-step instructions, plans, project timelines, design ideas, plant lists, and plant care information. This book provides full details on the latest construction techniques, including building on foundations, site stabilization, retaining walls, water control, irrigation, trees, and landscape lighting. Plant material and plant information in this book is based on the authors' 20 years of experience as landscape designers, contractors, and retail garden experts. The book is intended to be an all-in-one resource for the beginner, intermediate, and seasoned landscape construction professionals.
Designing a garden takes a great deal of skill and experience to get it right. But don't worry, we've got you covered! In this book, you will find everything you need to successfully design and build a garden to last for generations to come. From step-by-step projects and project timelines to construction equipment and supplies, this book covers all the bases so you can make your own garden the envy of the neighborhood. We cover the basics of what makes a good backyard, and how to make sure you choose the right plants for your area. So whether you're planning a small garden for your patio or a large garden for your back yard, we've got you covered!