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Tropical Landscaping eBook

Written by acclaimed expert John Mason, this expansive guide to choosing and using hard and soft landscape components will teach you how to create a tropical effect in your garden, even in temperate climates.

Tropical Landscaping cover of eBook of house gardenTropical Landscaping

by John Mason

Tropical Landscaping eBook course online. 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.

A garden can be a place where people can relax their tired spirit and recharge their energy, while other gardens purely provide an escape from drudgery of the modern world. A tropical garden can do all of this and more. A well-developed tropical garden must surely be the closest place to heaven. 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. 


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
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