Only one thing is standing between you and a fabulous lawn: It's called Lawn Care For Dummies. If you want a spiffy and well-coifed lawn (and not the overgrown, unruly one that people comment on when they pass by your house), you'll find everything you need to know to help you make your lawn the mos..
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the const..
Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color Color your world with orchids Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by ste..
With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, ..
For the first time, top tastemaker Aerin Lauder reveals how she honours her grandmother Estee's love of living beautifully. This private tour of Aerin's world and her remarkable homes shows what it means to inherit an exceptional sense of grace and style and use it in a way that's contemporary, eleg..
Now you can have green grass right in your own backyard, thanks to David Mellor, master groundskeeper of Boston's Fenway Park. Everyone wants a green lawn, but how do you actually get one? Bags of fertilizer? Weed killer Sod? What about mowing? Everyone knows how to, but do you really know when to? ..
Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyon..
Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world. Wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As a design style, wabi sabi helps u..
Even succulent beginners can get involved in this low-maintenance gardening trend with the help of this inspirational guide. Each arrangement includes a "floor plan" showing how to mix the colors, shapes, and textures in ways that are pleasing to the eye and healthy for the plants...
Have a small patch of soil? Or just a window box? Not a problem. Garden Anywhere shows how anyone can create an oasis in the smallest of spaces. We're not talking just a simple pot of marigolds, here. Garden Anywhere outlines everything an aspiring gardener needs to know to sow a bounteous, thriving..
Both practical and keepsake, this undated, interactive journal includes everything a passionate gardener needs to savor their plants for years to come: graph paper for plotting and sketching; monthly checklists and tips on vegetable gardening, starting plants from seed, organic pest control, harvest..
Newcomers to the Southwest usually find that their favorite landscape plants aren't suited to the hot, dry climate. Many authors offer advice on adapting plants to the desert; now Mary Irish tells how gardeners can better adapt themselves to the challenge. Drawing on her experience with public horti..
Winner of the 2012 Helen Hull Award, presented by the National Garden Clubs. Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. "The""Midwestern Native Garden" offers viable alternatives to b..
The renowned designer and style guru Ilse Crawford showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time, articulating her groundbreaking philosophies for design and living. Studioilse, the award-winning design studio founded by Ilse Crawford, bridges the worlds of interior design, arc..
Architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes...
Interior designer Nancy Braithwaite's long-awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design. In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single-minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years: simplicity. Brait..
Poised to become the essential book on design, Interior Design Master Class collects the expertise and knowledge of the best interior designers working today. Opening Interior Design Master Class_x000D_
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