The downside to this book is its lack of pictures. There are lots of line drawings, but they tend to show particular stages of a process, rather than each step. Color photos are limited to one section, and since the photos are separate from the descriptions, they don't add much value to the book. With bullet-point lists, icons for highlighting categories like "ecofriendly" or "time-saving," and simple tables and charts, how-to photos aren't essential. For folks who learn best with straightforward reading, the presentation won't be an issue, but if pictorial aids are what you need for learning, look elsewhere. --Jill Lightner
From the Publisher
How to save thousands of dollars with easy, do-it-yourself planting and pruning tips -- and to know when to call in professional help.
24 pages of color photos and line illustrations.
Landscaping secrets that reveal how to muffle noise, reduce utility bills, and even reduce taxes.