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Stone landscaping : ideas and techniques for stonework
Johnston, Larry.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SB475.5 .S864 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Basic techniques for working with stone and stone veneer.Detailed instructions for popular stonework projects, with concise, easy-to-follow text that gives do-it-yourselfers confidence to accomplish great results.Inspirational ideas for incorporating stonework into current landscapes.Beautiful color photos show how to use stone to solve landscaping problems.Tips and illustrations add fun to projects and explain the expert techniques and tricks of the trade that do-it-yourselfers want to learn.

Author Notes

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Designing with Stonep. 4
Exploring the Possibilitiesp. 6
Pathwaysp. 10
Wallsp. 36
Steps and Staircasesp. 46
Patios and Outdoor Living Spacesp. 52
Container Spacesp. 58
Garden Edgingp. 60
Rock Gardensp. 64
Gravel Gardensp. 70
Outcroppings and Accentsp. 72
Planter Boxesp. 78
Fountains and Water Bowlsp. 82
Ruinsp. 88
Pondsp. 90
Streams and Waterfallsp. 94
Chapter 2 Stonework Techniquesp. 100
Tools and Equipmentp. 102
Site Preparationp. 104
Installing Base Materialsp. 114
Selecting and Purchasing Stonep. 116
Working with Stonep. 122
Chapter 3 Projects in Stonep. 124
Flagstone Pathsp. 126
Fieldstone and Cobblestone Pathsp. 128
Other Pathsp. 130
Retaining Wallsp. 132
Freestanding Wallsp. 134
Steps and Staircasesp. 136
Dry-laid Flagstone Patiosp. 138
Mortared Flagstone Patiosp. 139
Cut-stone patiosp. 140
Seating and Container Spacesp. 142
Rock Slopesp. 143
Outcroppings and Accentsp. 145
Cut-stone Planting Boxes and Containersp. 146
Pebble and Boulder Fountainsp. 147
Pools, Ponds, and Waterfallsp. 149
Dry Creek Bedsp. 155
Chapter 4 Companion Plantsp. 156
Plants that Withstand Foot Trafficp. 158
Plants that Grow in Crevicesp. 160
Water Plantsp. 162
Dwarf and Spreading Evergreensp. 164
Planting your Gardenp. 166
Glossaryp. 170
Metric Conversionsp. 172
USDA Zone Mapp. 173
Indexp. 174