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Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including South-Central Canada (Creative Homeowner) 46 Landscape Designs and Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region, with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Discover inspiring ideas to make your Midwest home landscape more attractive and functional!

  • 46 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the Midwest
  • Over 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain them
  • Over 470 photos and illustrations to help envision your results
  • Step-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises
  • Creative solutions for installing front & back entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and more

Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition shows you how to beautify common landscape situations—Midwest-style!

Inside, you’ll find a collection of inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 46 featured designs were created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 proven performers—all plants that thrive in the Midwest and south-central Canada. The book describes each plant in full detail, as well as how to install and care for them.

Included are detailed instructions for projects such as walkways, borders, patios, ponds, and arbors, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans. Over 450 full-color photos, drawings, and paintings are complemented by easy step-by-step instructions that provide the essential knowledge to tackle each project and take the uncertainty out of gardening!

With Midwest Home Landscaping, your landscape will be in full bloom!

States covered include IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI, plus southern Ontario.


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Beginner-Friendly Landscaping Solutions for Your Home

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A Portfolio of Designs

Explore 46 home landscape designs by 4 notable landscape designers. Large color illustrations show what the designs will look like, and site plans delineate the layout and planting scheme. Each design is accompanied by text that describes the plants and projects appearing in them. These designs can make your property more attractive, more useful, and—most important—more enjoyable for you, your family, and your friends.

Plant Profiles

This section of the book includes a description of each of the plants featured in all of the designs. These profiles outline the plants’ basic preferences for environmental conditions—such as soil, moisture, and sun or shade—and provide advice about planting and ongoing care. What’s more, the trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, bulbs, and vines that are included have all proven themselves as dependable performers in the Midwest region.

Guide to Installation

Follow detailed instructions and illustrations covering all the techniques you’ll need to install any design from start to finish. To keep things simple, the jobs are organized in the order in which you’d most likely tackle them. Color photographs and illustrations will help you learn how to plan the job, clear the site; prepare the planting beds; and install as well as maintain the plantings.

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Your Guide to Midwest Landscaping

Of all the home-improvement projects homeowners tackle, few offer greater rewards than landscaping. Whether it’s a carefully placed grouping of shrubs to create privacy or an island bed dividing the backyard for optimum use, you’ll find the perfect design for your home. Look no further for beautiful, beginner-friendly landscaping solutions for any part of your property. From patios and decks to front entries and retaining walls—the possibilities are endless with Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition!

54 designs created by landscape professionals
200 region-specific plant profiles with descriptions and care directions
Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate proper installation techniques
450 full-color photographs and illustrations

“The Home Landscaping series takes the fear out of gardening by skillfully combining a wide range of attractive, dependable plants with clear, concise information on the techniques of gardening and easy-to-follow plans.”

—Thomas Fischer, Executive Editor, Horticulture

“This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed.”

—Nancy Beaubaire, former Editor, Fine Gardening and Country Living Gardener

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Design Diagrams

Each landscape design comes with a site plan that positions all plants and structures on a scaled grid.

A Closer Look

A rendering of each design shows how the landscaping will look when plants are well established.

Plants & Projects

Every part of the noteworthy qualities of the plants and structures are described in detail.

Find the Perfect Landscaping Guide for Your Location

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Southern Ontario

Texas and Oklahoma

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec

California

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas

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