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Family Friendly Landscapes

(Schiffer Books)

A new book from award-winning author and garden designer Scott Cohen delivers hundreds of outdoor design ideas to inspire backyard games and maximize family fun. Scott Cohen’s Family Friendly Landscapes shows how to create an entertainment-oriented yard built for outdoor play.

Outdoor games are booming as more homeowners look for ways to enjoy backyard living with fun activities and games for the family. From croquet, bocce ball, badminton, and table tennis to horseshoes, corn in the hole and ladder ball, families everywhere are getting outside to play.

In this beautifully illustrated volume, Cohen adds to his series of outdoor design books with tips, drawings, and colorful photos to help you make the most of your time outdoors. Whether you’re designing the ideal setting for the neighborhood ping pong tournament, building your own bocce court, creating an imaginative space to inspire gardening and games for kids, or adding splash-happy features to your pool, Scott Cohen’s Family Friendly Landscapes shows you how.

Drawing from his award-winning design portfolio, Cohen tells how to build a yard that beautifully accommodates lawn games, kids’ parties, outdoor games for adults, athletic courts and more. He shows parents how to turn their yard into the “go to” destination for kids and teens to minimize driving and eliminate worry about what the kids are up to. He even includes tips for seamless outdoor entertaining and rules for popular yard games.

Homeowners, contractors, and designers will all find fresh ideas in this indispensable guide.

We are flattered by the volume of requests for consultations we are currently receiving daily. It’s nice to be popular, but due to overwhelming demand we are currently accepting projects only in the brand-new construction neighborhoods in which we are actively working; Westcliffe Toll Brothers (Porter Ranch), Canyon Oaks & Encore Toll Brothers (Chatsworth), Hillcrest Toll Brothers (Porter Ranch), The Canyons Toll Brothers (Porter Ranch), Deerlake Ranch (Crestley and Landsea homes in Chatsworth), and Sterling Hills Pulte Homes (West Hills).

Outside of new construction, we have a “Special Projects Consultation Wait List” for clients with unique high-end projects with budgets over $200,000, that don’t mind waiting a bit for us to catch up.