Chapter 12 helps you select materials for fences and walls (garden as well as masonry), and Landscaping For Dummies tells you how to build them. So here I focus on a more unique yet sustainable construction project: building earthen garden walls.
Earthen walls come in many forms. In the following sections, I include general instructions and tips for building the three most popular kinds of earthen walls. This is a basic treatment of a complex subject; for more information visit www.greenhomebuilding.com. Or get a copy of the excellent book The Hand-Sculpted House by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, and Linda Smiley (Chelsea Green Publishing Company).
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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.