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

Sally Roth (Author)


"Learn how to spend fewer hours and less money on revamping the garden." --The English Garden

The prospect of revamping your yard can be daunting. Where do you start? How do all the areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? In The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden, Sally Roth 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.

Product Details

Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
February 08, 2017
8.5 X 0.8 X 9.9 inches | 2.05 pounds
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About the Author

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. Roth is also a contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She and her husband share their home in the high Rockies with a variety of animals. You can visit her website at


"Vivid pictures and landscape drawings offer inspiration, while bright textboxes offer tips for staying within a budget." --The Gardener

"The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden 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

"For beginner gardeners who are looking to create a more eye-catching, beautiful growing space, this book could be a fantastic solution. . . . Plenty of ideas and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing on the plot." --Grow Your Own Magazine

"If you've ever looked at your front yard with a sigh of dismay and thought to yourself, 'I don't even know where to begin, ' this book's for you." --Three Dogs in a Garden

"Although the title says this book is for novices, the ideas presented could be for anyone." --Country Gardens​

"Focuses on how to spend fewer hours and spend less money on revamping the garden." --The English Garden

"A beginners' garden book that really will help beginners." --Buffalo Spree