Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
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In How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges, builder Peter Jeswald explains how to add practical and visually pleasing elements to any property. He advocates choices that complement, rather than dominate, the home and landscape and recommends natural and manmade materials appropriate for the goals and objectives of each project. Wood, masonry, stone, earth, and vegetation are all options he discusses for building and creating an environment that complements the topography.
Filled with color photographs, How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges also includes hundreds of clear instructional drawings of plans and construction techniques. Jeswald provides careful advice for every stage of a project--up-front planning, assessing a site, finalizing a design, and selecting proper tools and building materials for construction--all with the goal of providing a strong theoretical basis that will allow readers to achieve the best possible result: greater access to and interest in their outdoor spaces.
With this book, you will learn how to create an eco-friendly landscape that is visually appealing and more inviting. San Diego Union-Tribune
a step-by-step guide that leads a gardener who is handy with construction tools from concept to finished project. Tennessean
Both novices and more advanced do-it-yourselfers will find his sections on planning a project and selecting the right materials and tools especially useful.
this how-to book gives you not only inspiration for putting down paths and dealing with grade changes in your yard, it takes you step-by-step through the process of doing it. Homestyle
A great reference. Homestyle
For the do-it-yourselfer, each project is clearly laid out with detailed, step-by-step instructions Michigan Gardener