Stumped by your yard? Let new landscaping book help

  • Fri Jan 24th, 2014 1:16pm
  • Life

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal

Julie Moir Messervy understands the challenges involved in making sense of outdoor spaces. The landscape designer helps readers envision the possibilities and turn them into realities in her new book, “Landscaping Ideas That Work.”

The book guides users in assessing their property, identifying their style preferences and determining what they need and want in their yards. But mostly, it helps them envision the outcome by providing plenty of photos and descriptions of landscapes and features.

Messervy covers all the elements of a beautiful and useful landscape, from paving options to plants. For some features, she addresses the benefits and drawbacks and provides a guide to the relative cost of options.

“Landscaping Ideas That Work” sells for $21.95 in softcover.