At Home with Nature: A Guide to Sustainable, Natural Landscaping


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Go from manicured lawn to eco-conscious garden with this step-by-step guide from HGTV star John Gidding.

Increased awareness of the environment and an ever-present interest in curb appeal means that homeowners are eager for more sustainable, natural landscaping. And why shouldn’t they be? In addition to supporting local flora and fauna, ditching grass for lush, native plants helps lower water bills and results in self-sustaining gardens long-term. In John Gidding’s At Home with Nature, American homeowners will find thorough blueprints to reap these benefits and bring their dream garden to life.

Complete with specific information for every U.S. bioregion, a glossary of native plants, illustrated yard renderings and photos, and detailed explanations of suburban codes, this book has examples and techniques to build responsible natural spaces. And as an HGTV star with over a decade of design experience, Gidding is the landscaping expert readers need to get the job done. At Home with Nature is the ultimate resource for creating beautiful and beneficial home gardens.

125 photographs & illustrations

From the Publisher




The Problem with Grass

Why planting a traditional grass lawn isn’t good for the environment–or your family. Why did grass become the default? What can a homeowner with a typical grass lawn do with it?

What is Sylvan Landscaping?

A new approach to landscaping that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and better for the environment. The secret? It’s all about using native plants.

A Sense of Place

Understanding the terrain and ecology of the 6 major regions of North America, including its native plants, wildlife, weather and climate patterns, and natural phenomena, will help the homeowner choose the native plantings that are right for the home.




The Lawn As Habitat

Create a home landscape that is inviting to family and friends as well as the natural flora and fauna of your region. The right landscaping choices will create an environment that invites beneficial insects, birds, and mammals to visit your yard.

Landscaping Design Basics

From the soil up, the basic of designing an outdoor space for form and function–considering native plants, curves and shapes, light and shade, and the long-term effects of growth over time. Everything you need to know to plan your landscape.

Sylvan Landscaping In Action

6 sample properties from various regions across North America, illustrating the design principles of sylvan landscaping and providing specific examples of native plant groupings appropriate to each region.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Countryman Press (February 28, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1682687090
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1682687093
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.01 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.3 inches


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