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TROPICAL LANDSCAPING 

A tropical garden might be defined simply as any garden in a tropical climate, but there is more than just one way of looking at a tropical garden.

While most people think of the garden mainly in terms of plants, there are a range of other components that make up an attractive, functional garden.  These include fixed structures, such as paths, garden buildings, beds, water and fences and moveable structures such as garden furniture and statuary. A well designed garden is a combination of these carefully selected components, chosen for aesthetics as well as durability.

There could hardly be anything more idyllic than to be in a tropical garden, relaxing, reading a book, or having a cool drink with friends. Some tropical gardens are wonderful to look at, with their bright foliage and flower colors and unique contrasts in shape and form.

The Tropical Landscaping ebook will help you design and develop a lush tropical landscape or even help people create the 'sense of  a tropical landscape' within a temperate climate.

 

ISBN: 978-0-9872647-0-1
Pages:
103
Images:
70

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Credits
About the author

Chapter 1  Garden Design
Introduction
Designing your garden
Types of Gardens
Choosing Plants

Chapter 2  Components of the Tropical Garden
Entries
Creating a barrier
Garden buildings
Garden furniture
Time takes its toll
Paths

Chapter 3  Building the Garden
Soils
Earthworks
Paving
Steps
Verandas
Buildings for storage
Where to build in the garden
Walls and fences
Wooden decks
Equipment, tools and materials
Pruning and trimming
Safety with tools and equipment

Chapter 4  Outdoor Living Areas
Courtyard gardens
Gardening on balconies
Backyard playgrounds
Tennis courts
Barbeques

Chapter 5   Swimming Pools, Ponds and Water Features

Pools and spas
Water features

Chapter 6  Lawns
Creating a lawn
Maintaining a lawn
Problems with established lawns

Chapter 7  Plants
Plants for different uses
Trees
Plants to avoid
Climbing plants
Herbs
Bamboos
Plants which tolerate salt
Colourful flowering and fruiting plants
Rockery plants for tropical areas
Gardening in dry tropic areas

Chapter 8  Growing and Caring for Plants
Plant establishment
Pruning
Topiary and hedges
Fertilisers and sprays
Fertilisers
Watering systems
Sprinkler systems
When to water
Garden conservation

Appendix




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