• Easy Weekend Backyard Retreat
By The Editors of Garden Gate
Want to breathe new life into your back yard? Every day in your log home can feel like a sigh of relief when you incorporate good outdoor design. In Easy Weekend Backyard Retreat, decades of experience in garden design, hardscape planning and plant selection are amassed into one resource that’s as stunningly beautiful as it is practical and informative.
Scores of rich color photos, from manicured grounds to natural, lush landscapes, will both inspire and inform you (plant species are clearly identified). Create an outdoor escape that includes zones for dining, conversation, reading and relaxing. Illustrated garden plans give you detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. There are even tips to keep costs down, dress up your deck, add water features, build your own planters from repurposed pallets and create artistic arrangements of potted plants so you can give your log home’s exterior that pro-designer touch.
Whether your property (or your budget) is small or sprawling, this gorgeous guide will show you how to make the most of it.
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[$9.95, Softcover, 100 pages]