In this book, landscape gardener Paul Power takes you through the step-by-step process of creating your own beautiful garden, regardless of your experience or gardening knowledge. Everything you need is here, from how to create a scale drawing of your proposed garden to making your own planting plan. The common garden design problems are covered. Written from the author’s depth of experience both as a practising gardener and in running his own “Do-it-yourself Garden Design Workshops”, this book is for anyone who wants to go-it-alone with their own garden project. Paul Power is also the author of the bestselling “Starting Your own Gardening Business”.
Contents: Preface; 1. What’s involved in Designing Your Garden; 2. The First Steps in the Design Process; 3. Indentifying Potential and Opportunity; 4. Principles of Creative Garden Design; 5. Deciding on a Style for Your Garden and Finalising Your Plan; 6. Creating and Working With Planting Plans; 7. Rough Guide to Positioning Anything; 8. Getting Ready to Start on Your Project; 9. Problems, practicalities and positions; 10. Starting Working on your Project; 11. Working with soft features; 12. Everything you Need to Know about Lawns; 13. Fruit Trees and Hedges; 14. Constructing ponds and shingle areas; 15. Seasonal Calendar and Plants for Difficult Places; A final word of encouragement, Index.