The weather this summer has been definitely odd: incredibly high temperatures, strangely named storm systems, less than normal rain. With all this atypical weather, the appearance of lawns and gardens starts to take priority. The library has shelves of books on all aspects of gardening and outside design.
“Scotts Lawnscaping” brings advice from these experts in lawn care. It offers a complete guide to landscaping your lawn in a way that gives visual pleasure while increasing the value of your home. HGTV in “Landscape Makeovers” emphasizes real projects for real people, with complete step-by-step instructions and before and after photos that are sure to inspire. Every project is a real place that has had a beautiful, innovative makeover featured on HGTV. With bright color photographs and easy to understand details, this book makes landscaping fun if it is putting in a fern grotto, or designing a children’s garden with a groovy swing.
Better Homes and Gardens offers their own expertise in “Yard and Garden Owner’s Manual.” Packed with useful tips and techniques, this colorful volume shows you how to keep everything outdoors in peak condition from plants of all types to paving, decks, outdoor furniture, accessories and other landscape features. This company also provides advice that will add to your property value in “Stone Landscaping,” ideas and techniques for stonework from cobblestone paths to steps and staircases.
Gardeners will find “Ortho Home Gardener’s Problem Solver” helpful with symptoms and solutions for more than 1,500 garden pests and plant ailments. Other books from Ortho are “Complete Guide to Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs,” “All About Trees and Shrubs” and “All about Roses.” And HGTV offers a colorful guide bringing the secrets of great gardens to your home in “Flower Gardening.”
Hundreds of easy projects, tips and techniques to make your garden more beautiful and comfortable can be found in “Better Homes and Gardens Step-by-Step Yard & Garden Projects.” For those especially motivated, be sure to sample “Outdoor Kitchens,” a do-it-yourself guide to design and construction for everyone dreaming of the ultimate grilling experience.
These are only a few of our many books on gardening, landscaping, and home projects; be sure to check this ample collection of books on these subjects as you plan your dream garden or house.