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Northscaping For Northern Gardeners
Landscaping Guide

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 - The Art Of Landscaping

  • Why Do We Landscape?
  • The Designer As The Artist
  • A Brief History Of Landscaping
  • Styles And Themes

Chapter 2 - Basic Landscaping Principles

  • The Art Of Composition
  • Characteristics
  • Landscape Functions
  • Landscaping Zones
  • Techniques Of The Masters

Chapter 3 - The Artist's Palette

  • The Dance Of The Elements
  • Plants
  • Hard Elements
  • Finishing Touches

Chapter 4 - Four Seasons Landscaping

  • A Measure Of Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Chapter 5 - The Northern Climate

  • Landscaping In The North
  • Hardiness Zones
  • The Challenges Of Winter
  • Smart Northern Gardening

Chapter 6 - Living Landscapes

  • Landscaping For Maximum Pleasure
  • The Garden Paradise
  • Birds, Bees and Squirrels
  • The Edible Landscape

Chapter 7 - Special Landscaping Challenges

  • Small Properties
  • Bare Earth Landscapes
  • Slopes
  • Low Maintenance Landscaping
  • Shady Acres
  • Landscaping For Apartments

Chapter 8 - Personalizing Your Landscape

  • Your Landscape Profile
  • A Yard For The Whole Family
  • Growing Up Together
  • Your Personal Checklist

Chapter 9 - From The Ground Up

  • Taking Stock
  • My Little Heaven
  • Your Home, The Centerpiece
  • The Bigger Picture
  • To Change Or Not To Change

Chapter 10 - The Design Process

  • For Starters
  • Step 1 - The Existing Landscape
  • Step 2 - Bubble Plans
  • Step 3 - New Landscape Plans
  • Step 4 - Finalizing The Plan

Chapter 11 - Installation

  • Making It Happen
  • Doing It Yourself
  • Working With Contractors