Planning and Designing Your Home Landscape by Wilson, Tlusty Wilson

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And aesthetics – based on general design principles. You may want to review the relevant sections of this publication as you zero in on the most successful design. Draw planting beds and landscape structures accurately to scale. You’ll need some idea of the types of plants that will go into planting beds – deciduous vs. evergreen trees vs. shrubs, etc. – to make the beds the proper size. Be prepared to draw several alternative designs. Professional designers usually draw several designs, try to improve them, then select the one that is best all-round.

A landowner’s guide to developing a beautiful yard that attracts wildlife. A1990 Lawn Weed Prevention and Control NCR26 Lawn Weeds and Their Control A3383 Mulches for Home Gardens and Plantings A2305 Organic Soil Conditions Other publications Livable Landscape Design (141IB-211), available from Cornell University Distribution Center, Seven Research Park, Ithaca, NY 14850. Provides a fairly detailed reference on the process and principles of livable residential landscape design. Basic books on home landscape design are also available at libraries, bookstores and garden centers.

Be prepared to draw several alternative designs. Professional designers usually draw several designs, try to improve them, then select the one that is best all-round. 28 Second, identify exactly where plants should go, using appropriately sized circles on your drawing. Except for very large trees, which are usually drawn about two-thirds their maximum size, draw circles representing approximate mature plant spread. Unless otherwise specified in plant descriptions, spread is usually about two-thirds of listed height.

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