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Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview)

Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview)

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Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview)

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99 pages
56 minutes
Sortie:
Feb 11, 2014
ISBN:
9781310225321
Format:
Livre

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If you're new to landscaping and you're not sure if you should DIY design the garden yourself or hire a designer, this book will explain what's involved, to help you decide. There's also tips on how to hire the right landscape contractor to build your garden as well as tips on the best places to learn about garden design, if you want to do it yourself. This book is an overview of the landscaping processes, not a step-by-step 'how-to' guide (see Rachel's other books for that).

In order to create a fantastic looking landscaped garden, you need to know about the processes involved and how much it's likely to cost you. This book will give you an overview of the landscaping processes, from what you need to know in order to successfully DIY design your garden, to what to look for when hiring professional landscapers and designers to help you.

In this book, professional, international garden designer, Rachel Mathews, from Successful Garden Design, will share over twenty year's experience as a designer and landscaping contracts manager. She will give you the low down on the main things you need to know BEFORE you landscape your garden.

It can feel quite daunting tackling a garden, either on your own or hiring landscape professionals to help. You may not even know where to start; if you should DIY or hire someone. So, this book will explain what each stage of the landscape process involves, from the landscape design concept to creation, so you can decide which bits you do yourself. This book is an overview of the processes involved with successfully landscaping a garden, not a step-by-step 'how-to' guide (see Rachel's other books for that).

The book covers how to work with landscaping professionals, tips on how to DIY design your garden, how to learn about landscape design. This book also answers the following questions: what's the difference between a gardener, a landscaper and a garden designer? Is garden design software worth using? How do I choose a landscaper to work with? How do you tell if a landscaper is a good one?

This short book will save you a great deal of time, money and aggravation when it comes to creating your dream garden. You will get a great overview of precisely what is involved with creating a fantastic garden, so that you can spend your time, money and energy effectively and get the results you want with your landscape design.

This new 2.0 version contains many more images and Rachel address the feedback left by reviewers.

Sortie:
Feb 11, 2014
ISBN:
9781310225321
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

I'm Rachel Mathews and I've been a professional garden designer for over 20 years. I'm based in the UK but do work internationally for clients in the USA, Australia, Malaysia, North Africa, Spain and Switzerland. Over the years I've designed every size, shape and style of garden. My passion lately is to create modern gardens with a natural feel, whilst incorporating plenty of edible foods. In 2009 I did an online teacher training programme so I could learn how to teach garden design and since then I have been writing and teaching garden design to a worldwide audience via the Successful Garden Design website. I'm currently taking a year out from my design and construction business to write another 3 ebooks and mini-garden design courses. I've fled the UK to the warmer climates of southern Spain; the warm weather definitely helps the writing process you know!

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Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview) - Rachel Mathews

Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview)

Copyright 2014 Rachel Mathews

Published by Successful Garden Design at Smashwords

Editor: Anna Obarzanowska

Before we get going, we need to get the usual legal bits out of the way first.

Disclaimer: Please note: the information contained within this document is for educational purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up-to-date, reliable, and complete information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in rendering professional advice.

By reading this document, the reader agrees that under no circumstances is the author responsible for any losses, direct or indirect, that are incurred as a result of use of the information contained within this document, accompanying videos, or other supplementary materials. This includes but is not limited to errors, omissions, or inaccuracies. The material contained in this document is not meant to be a substitute for formal training nor a replacement for professional training.

Smashwords Edition License Notes

This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment. If you would like to share this book with another person, please do. Thank you for appreciating the hard work of this author.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Don't let it happen to you!

Where do you start with landscaping a garden?

Guaranteed Garden Failure!

Section 1

Working with landscape professionals

What Difference Can a Designer Make?

What to Look For When Choosing a Garden Designer?

How Much Should a Good Design Cost You?

How to Get a Cheaper Design

What You Need to do BEFORE You Call a Designer

There is one critical thing you need to find out before you hire a designer

Section 1 Summary - employing a garden designer

Section 2

There are 3 main options to learn landscape design

The most important design principles

What About Using Garden Design Software?

Design & Landscaping Books

Want to learn as much as possible about garden planning?

What Content Should a Good Landscape Design Course Cover?

Are Certified Courses Worth the Extra Cost?

Where to Find Good Landscape Design Courses

Section 3

Do You Need a Gardener, a Landscaper or a Builder?

Builders

Important Things To Do and Look For When Hiring a Landscaper

How To Spot a Really Good Contractor From an Average One

How to spot the not-so-good landscape contractors

Cost of Landscaping

Do You Need an Estimate Or a Quotation?

How Long Does It Take To Build a Garden?

How To Work Smoothly With Your Contractor

About the Author

Other Books in the 'How to Plan Your Garden' Series

Introduction

The aim of this short book is to help you find the best route to creating your dream garden, in a way that's cost effective and suits your lifestyle needs and budget. I've purposefully kept it short, as let's face it, who has spare time these days? Despite the short length, the information contained in this WILL save you a lot of time, money and aggravation. Most importantly of all, it will set you on the right path to creating your dream garden.

For our American readers, when I say garden, I mean yard or landscape. For us Brits, garden means the whole thing, not just the plant borders!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an overview of what is involved with successfully landscaping a garden. It is NOT a step-by-step guide on how to do it (see Rachel's other books for that). Knowing exactly what is involved to successfully landscape a garden will help you choose the best options for your time and budget, this book will set you on the right path to success.

This book will give you an overview of what is involved with creating a great-looking landscape. It will help you to decide if you should DIY (which I totally encourage you to do) or, if that's not for you, how to work effectively with landscape professionals.

My hope is to make this a permanently free book, if online publishers allow. Or failing that, as low priced as possible. I'm doing this because it's important this information helps as many people as possible. So, do please help spread the word, and pass it along to as many people as you can.

Now, I will unashamedly mention some of my own products and services in this book, as frankly, it would be very remiss of me not to! That being said, the main aim of the book is to help you find the right path to getting the garden you want, and I will

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