The Naturescaping Workbook

The Naturescaping Workbook

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Much of modern garden design is about controlling nature to achieve a desired effect. But for the eco-conscious homeowner, the best garden designer is Mother Nature, and following her lead can result in a beautiful low-maintenance landscape that requires fewer resources, attracts natural wildlife, and saves time and money. In The Naturescaping Workbook, author Beth O'Donnell Young sets forth an easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plan for gardeners of all skill levels. Her step-by-step approach teaches gardeners to understand their own natural habitat and to nurture the native eco-systems that exist in their yard. And the payoff is huge. By simply becoming aware of the natural wonders in the backyard, anyone can gain a more beautiful garden and take a big step toward bringing nature home.Keep that in mind when youa#39;re deciding if your brick path should be set in concrete or sand. ... You can lift your existing concrete driveway, break it up into smaller pieces, and re-lay them upside down for a pretty mosaic effect. ... you can find a contractor that offers these optionsa€”or even specializes in thema€”and they will cost no more than traditional methods. ... the contractor needs to factor in the learning curve for your climatic conditions and the higher potential for errors and re-dos.

Title:The Naturescaping Workbook
Author:Beth O'Donnell Young
Publisher:Timber Press - 2012-01-24


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