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Landscaping Your Home

William R. Nelson

Over 40 years ago the University of Illinois published this book in its first edition.  It has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been considered the best book in the field for years.

Stipes Publishing is more than proud to now publish this long awaited complete revision.  The book is greatly improved with additional topics and concepts.  However, the underlying structure and the concern with principles as well as practical applications of these principles still remain.

This book helps identify, solve, and design unique landscape challenges.  The principles are translated into easily understood guidelines that enable the reader to exploit the full potential of the property through imaginative arrangements of structures and plants.