Home Outside founder Julie Moir Messervy is the author of nine books about landscape design. In her 1999 book Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love, she demystifies the art and practice of landscape design for homeowners and professionals alike. Using beautiful images, together with helpful tips, case studies, befores and afters, diagrams, and plans, she walks you through the process of turning any property into the “home outside” you’ve always dreamed of. Julie highlights many of the ideas with an inspiring slideshow of images from the book and from the work of the designers at JMMDS and Home Outside, to illustrate that good landscape design does not have to be overwhelming or expensive.

Now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many people are spending a lot more time at home, Julie would like to share free videos from her Home Outside lectures, to give people ideas, knowledge, and confidence to make changes to their home landscapes. And if you plan to work with a landscape designer or contractor, these videos will give you insight into how the process works, so you’ll be able to communicate more effectively with your landscape professional.

Click the video link above to watch Home Outside: Part 1 (Introduction and The Lay of the Land). We hope you enjoy it!

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