It is not always possible to take professional help for landscape design of the garden, as it is quite expensive. Also, a professional tends to go by some set patterns, and designs already tried and tested for other customers, which gives a common look to them. However, a person may not want to go by the conventional designing patterns and opt for some new pattern. In this case, referring to a book can be the best possible option. The guidance taken from books can then be combined with individual imagination to get the desired effect.
A large number of books can be found as a basic guide for landscape designing. These books start from the basics a person is required to know, before planning for a designer landscape. The entire book is usually divided into chapters describing and explaining the individual sections of the subject matter. The ways of drawing an outline for the design, taking measurements of the plot along with understanding the positive and negative aspects of the plot, are all covered in these books to assist a beginner.
The other elements and how to make best use of them, according to personal preferences are explained in detail chapter wise, with diagrams and pictures to give a clear idea. The books also give a clear idea of what tools and equipments are needed, to customize the garden landscape, and what extra features can be added to enhance it. Sometimes, they even provide information about the cause and effect of various design patterns, and how each affects the construction of the house, including which to avoid. The maintenance of the garden varies according to the design patterns, and it is very essential to know the process involved. The beauty of the garden is lost if not properly maintained. The books also provide guidelines on proper maintenance.
A person can buy a book directly by placing orders online or visit retail stores. The books are divided according to the purpose and subject. A book can cover the whole process through a general discussion, or deal with discussions on separate sections. Prices may vary depending on a lot of factors such as publication, writer, volume, and topics discussed.