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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Stop Landscaping, Start Life-Scaping: A Guide to Ending the Rush-rush, Humdrum Approach to Landscape Development and Care by Monique Allen is a fascinating book that will connect readers with nature in a unique and innovative way. The book will encourage readers to invest their time, energy, and money in developing the land around their houses. Life-scaping is personal, and readers can see their lives transforming and evolving as they make changes in the landscape. This is a good tool to help readers move away from a mindset where solutions are based upon products, and gives them awareness about the intricacies and nuances of the environment and to work within that frame. It is a good book to understand the importance of developing a lifelong partnership with natural systems by having a relationship with the landscape.
The concept is not new but the author's execution of the topic is different and will give readers a new perspective when it comes to looking at landscaping and knowing their plants. Monique Allen tackles the topic methodically and extensively, making it easy for readers to apply the concept to their lives. It is an entirely new way of looking at Mother Nature and forming a long-lasting bond with her. Stop Landscaping, Start Life-Scaping is definitely a good read for all garden lovers as it gives them a lot of useful information on how to take care of their gardens. The author also correlates it to human health and experiencing inner peace, which makes the book even more interesting. The author's approach to the topic is simple and neat and she makes it interesting and engaging while showing readers how to build or add to their landscape and form a connection with nature.