Landscaping the Home Grounds
Landscaping the Home Grounds considers the principles and philosophy of residential landscaping in public, service, and private areas; use of shrubs, trees, and groundcovers; and fencing. It is intended to help homeowners with the development and improvement of their home grounds.
Site analysis (community and physical site factors, family considerations); preparing the plot plan; elements of garden design (line, space, proportion, symmetrical versus asymmetrical balance); access and public garden area (access approach, entry area, side yard); private area (construction to the patio or terrace, paving material, creating enclosure, adding interest to the garden); selecting and using plants in the landscape; trees and their use; shrubs and their use; groundcovers and vines and their use; soil preparation and planting; maintaining the landscape planting
J. Craig Williams