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The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time

By Sally Roth

It shows you how to transform an outside space, bit by bit, whether it’s sprucing up an entrance or increasing curb appeal.

Michigan Gardener

The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.

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"Divides the task into easily accomplished mini-projects. It shows you how to transform an outside space, bit by bit, whether it’s sprucing up an entrance or increasing curb appeal."

Michigan Gardener

About the author

Sally Roth

Sally Roth is an award-winning author of more than 20 popular books about gardening, nature, and birds, including the best-selling Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible, and a contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She and her husband, Matt Bartmann, share their home in the high Rockies with two dogs, one cat, a family of pine squirrels, a hard-working packrat, a spotted skunk who lives beneath the house, a well-fed bunch of birds at the feeder, and a stable of old Volvos. You can visit her website at sallyroth.com.

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