Press:Independent Pub Group Ball Publishing; 1st edition (June 2001)
Author Name:Lerner, Joel M.
Does your yard look more like Herman Munster's than Martha Stewart's? Do you think Mother Nature has it in for you? Or are you just tired of looking at the same landscape you've had since you moved in and don't know how to change it? If any of this sounds familiar, help has arrived! Landscape designer and Washington Post columnist Joel M.
Lerner reveals the secrets to a landscape that fits the home owner's personality in his latest book, Anyone Can Landscape! With full-color photos and sample design layouts, Joel explains the fundamentals of design principles and how to apply them.
Anyone Can Landscape! is written for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer as well as for the seasoned weekend warrior.
Part 1 lays out the basics of design, including design principles, drafting the layout, preparing the site, and acquiring materials.
Part 2 addresses the practical aspects to a landscape, such as designing for athletic areas, screening and noise abatement, disabled access, utility areas, and security.
Part 3 discusses the structural elements in a landscape-structures, sculpture, fences and walls, decks and walkways, and pools and water gardens, to name just a few.
The organic parts of a landscape are presented in Part 4, with annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, lawns, and various theme gardens each receiving their own chapter.
"If your landscape has you challenged, then this book will provide you with the tools needed to begin building your garden," enthuses Holly H.
Shimizu, the Executive Director of the U.S.
Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
And Betsy Flack, a landscape architect from San Francisco says this is "a great guide to life-long entertainment .
many sensible design concepts, solutions, and practical applications."
About the Author
Lerner is founder and CEO of Environmental Design, Capitol View Park, Maryland, a company specializing in landscape consulting, design, and seminars.
Catering to residential and commercial clientele for thirty years, he is creator of Lernscaping, a unique system of design that matches personalities to properties.
Joel also writes "Green Scene," a weekly landscape and garden column in The Washington Post.
He hosted The Garden Show on WWRC-AM in Washington, D.C., for five years, appears on Fox Morning News as a contributor, and was featured in a four-part homeowner series on TBS, Lifetime's Our Home, and televised public service announcements for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
Joel is a certified professional landscape designer and author of six critically acclaimed books and numerous articles and columns for professional and homeowner publications.
He teaches seminars on landscape design and has lectured at the U.S.
National Arboretum, American University, Smithsonian Institution, Missouri Botanical Garden, George Washington University, Illinois Nurserymen Association, Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, Montana Association of Nurserymen, professional landscape and nursery associations, flower shows, and others.
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