Books on Landscape Planning: Reviews
Book Review: "Landscape Planning"
Do you wish to learn how to draw a landscaping plan? Landscape Planning will help you with that -- and more. There's plenty of great advice here to help you get the ball rolling after the landscape planning segment of the project is taken care of.
Book on Landscape Planning by Black & Decker
The Complete Guide to Creative Landscapes may do an even more thorough job than Landscape Planning (above) of introducing the beginner to the art of drawing landscape plans. You can't go wrong with either of these texts. One thing Landscape Planning has going for it is its great plant lists.
"This Old House" Book on Landscape Planning
Complete Landscaping presents a succinct, rather than a thorough lesson on how to draw landscape plans. As with the first entry above, I applaud the book for its helpful lists, also. For example, there are lists to help you decide on suitable trees to use around patios and on shrubs for dry areas.
Review: "Home Landscaping: Plants, Projects, and Ideas for Your Yard"
All Gaul is divided into three parts, and so is this book from Better Homes and Gardens. The first defines the roles played by the front, back and side yards, respectively. The second presents an introduction to landscape design theory. The third gets down to the nitty-gritty, walking you through specific projects.