Gardens, just like houses, sometimes need makeovers. The changes can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard into a paradise. Bobbie Schwartz draws on her years of experience as a garden designer to teach gardeners how to evaluate their yards, determine what to keep and what to remove, choose the right plants and design plans for successful remodels, and know when to hire help. A gallery of before-and-after photos provides ideas and inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening retreat.
About the Author
Bobbie Schwartz is the owner of Bobbie’s Green Thumb in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Her landscape signature is the use of perennials, flowering shrubs, and ornamental grasses to facilitate color and interest throughout the year. She is a certified Member and Fellow of APLD. Schwartz has won several awards for her designs, lectures nationally, and writes columns on perennials and landscape design and freelances.
“Delivering sensible and wide-ranging tips, this useful guide to updating any type of yard is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener in suburban or city settings, and in particular for new homeowners.” —Library Journal starred review
“Whether the solution is a DIY project or hiring a professional, Garden Renovation will teach readers how to assess a landscape and make informed decisions about its future.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk
“Would make a particularly thoughtful housewarming gift to a new homeowner.” —The American Gardener
“Provides inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening treat.” —The English Garden
“Bobbie Schwartz sets you up with all the resources you need to create a landscape that reflects pride and personality.” —Garden Gate Magazine
“Filled with 275 photos that are lovely to look at and are fodder for ideas.” —Cleveland.com