In This Appendix
7 his appendix provides example landscape plans for special situations that may apply to you. Remember that landscaping isn't just about making your yard pretty. Landscaping also does stuff; it improves the environment in many ways. If you find yourself with a particular challenge, such as having a property in a high fire hazard area or in a hot climate, look through this chapter for examples of how to work with these issues. Or you may have specific sustainability goals, such as attracting wildlife, improving the watershed, or amping up your food-growing chops; all this is covered too.
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.