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How to Build Paths, Steps and Footbridges - PETER JESWALD

How to Build Paths, Steps and Footbridges

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Incorporating movement in the landscape is one of the hot trends in gardening today. As people invest more time and money in their homes, landscaping becomes a primary focus. How can we make the outdoors more inviting? Paths, steps, and footbridges are three key elements that help define a landscape and how people move through it and enjoy it. An inviting path that meanders through a garden, steps that connect terraced outdoor "living rooms," and a footbridge that spans a small stream each serves a utilitarian purpose, but when designed creatively and well can infuse a property with an irresistible sense of wonder and delight. In How To Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges, building contractor 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. In addition to 64 pages of inspirational colour photographs, How To Build Pa

Industry Reviews

"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."

- Library Journal



..".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 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.

Library Journal



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

" 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.

" Library Journal"

""

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""

ISBN: 9781580174879
ISBN-10: 1580174876
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.79