Home Landscaping

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580110464
Format: PDF, ePub
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- Approximately 400 full-color photos and illustrations - Designs covering 23 of the most common situations, such as front entries, foundation plantings, patios, and steep slopes. - Detailed descriptions of more than 200 plants that will grow well in your region, plus all you need to know to select, plant, and care for them. - Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises.

California Home Landscaping 3rd edition

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 1580116906
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Make a Californian home landscape more attractive and functional with California Home Landscaping, third edition. Like the other titles in this series, this book contains three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits. In the "Design Portfolio" section, readers will find 48 designs created by landscape professionals in California. "Guide to Installations" explains how to install the plants, paths, patios, and arbors used in the designs. More than 200 of the best plants for the region are fully described in "Plant Portraits." Clearly written in a friendly style and with 450 color photographs and paintings, California Home Landscaping, third edition, provides everything Californians need to know to landscape like a pro.

The California Native Landscape

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692324
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A landscaping guide for California homeowners shares counsel on how to meet water rationing needs and render a lawn beautiful with resilient, native plants, sharing strategies for garden design and plant combinations that are fire resistant and ecologically appropriate.

Western Home Landscaping

Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580114868
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a collection of 42 designs aimed at the western homeowner, the author showcases more than 200 plants; provides environmentally friendly landscaping tips, including ways to conserve water and the use of native plants; and shows how to install and care for plants, paths, fences and walls. Original.

Trees of the California Landscape

Author: Charles R. Hatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251243
Format: PDF
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An abundantly illustrated and essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in California's abundant flora provides valuable information about native and ornamental species of trees, their habitat, and their sustainable needs.

The Drought Defying California Garden

Author: Greg Rubin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697091
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In recent years California has been facing extreme drought, and in 2015 they passed state-wide water restrictions that affect home owners. Unfortunately the drought is only going to get worse, and gardeners who aren t willing to abandon their beloved pastime entirely are going to have to learn how to garden with the absolute minimum of water."The Drought-Defying California Garden" offers gardeners in the Golden State everything they need to get started on a new type of garden. They highlight the best 230 plants to grow, share advice on how to get them established, and offer tips on how to maintain them with the minimum amount of water. All of the plants are native to California making them uniquely adept at managing the harsh climate and include perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and succulents."The Drought-Defying California Garden "is a must-have for every gardener in California looking for a new way plant in a changing climate."

Reimagining the California Lawn

Author: Carol Bornstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780978997137
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Reimagining the California Lawn" features water-conserving plants from around the world and offers design ideas and practical solutions to help you create a vibrant garden that complements our mediterranean climate. From greenswards and meadows to succulentand kitchen gardens, this book presents alternatives to the traditional lawn that can reduce water use, beautify the landscape, and attract birds and butterflies. The authors of "Reimagining the California Lawn"—Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien—are visionary horticulturists who wrote the award-winning book "California Native Plants for the Garden." With this new publication, they share their passion for water-wise plants and landscapes to help Californians discover the many possibilities and pleasures that come with reimagining the lawn. If you are thinking about removing or reducing your lawn, this inspiring book is the perfect companion to help you begin the process. Its detailed text provides information about how to plan, install, and maintain an attractive landscape that can replace your lawn and describes hundreds of water-thrifty plants from California and other mediterranean climates of the world. "Reimagining the California Lawn" is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and offers a variety of plant palettes to choose from as you begin the process of creating a more sustainable landscape.

Designing California Native Gardens

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251106
Format: PDF, ePub
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"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society