Front Yard Gardens

Front Yard Gardens

Growing More Than Grass

Book - 2003
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Although upkeep is labor intensive and often requires an arsenal of dangerous chemicals to keep it free of weeds and pests, the appeal of a manicured lawn is almost irresistible. But more people are discovering a very attractive alternative.

Packed with practical tips and beautiful photographs, Front Yard Gardens :

Explores the history of the lawn and our attachment to it Contains examples of front yard gardens from more than seventy gardens across North America Provides step-by-step instructions to start and grow your own front yard garden

Liz Primeau transformed her lawn in a quiet suburb to a mixed garden with a profusion of flowering plants, shrubs, and cacti. She now enjoys an eye-catching front garden that requires no chemicals and less watering than her lawn.

This book includes overall planning and design, and outlines the steps for removing the grass, enriching the soil, and planting. The book is divided into several types of front yard gardens, including cottage, minimalist, secret, neighborhood, downtown, and natural. She discusses the key elements of each style, gives tips on how to create and maintain the garden, and provides a list of complementary plants.

With more than two hundred beautiful photographs taken expressly for this book by Andrew Leyerle, Front Yard Gardens is a sensual treasure-trove of ideas.

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552976654
Characteristics: 232 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Leyerle, Andrew


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Jul 17, 2011

Some good visual ideas, examples are from Edmonton to Texas.

loowho May 03, 2011

Beautifully illustrated book that describes the evolution of Liz Primeau's front yard garden from conception to its current incarnation. Many other gardens are included in the book that differ in size, theme and location. Most of the gardens that are featured, are in the southern Ontario area.

Nov 28, 2010

skip the first two chapters - they're just preachy, but the rest of the book is a great source of ideas and stunning real Canadian examples of how to be the pride of your neighbourhood.

Mar 29, 2009

Nothing spetacular about this book indeed! It was in no way useful and not very informative also.


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