Using humorous cartoons and informative illustrations directed towards the homeowner, property manager, or future landscaper, this book provides an awareness of every encounterable landscape situation, the best products to purchase, and detailed explanations on how to perform assorted landscaping jobs. This is t ather how-to book, but rather a reference with guidelines to maintain an understanding on various landscaping situations and what to expect when an area warrants professional help. Featured inside are tips and tricks for: lawn care, watering, drainage, planting beds, trees, shrubs, lighting, driveways, patios, walkways, retaining walls, water features, and flowers. At the conclusion of each chapter is a summary with an area of Beware, which highlights the most important aspects of the chapter, and a section, titled Saving the Green, which tes how to save money while being mindful of everyday landscaping decisions that affect the environment.
Steven C. LeBeau is a landscape consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the landscaping industry and a longtime passion for the great outdoors. He lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.