A prior owner of our home reportedly had a family member come ad landscape the backyard on our property. I can see how this person's intentions were good, but the design does not work anymore - several of the plants now receive too much shade from trees that were planted years ago and the design itself was kind of random.

i have decided that this year is the year when I go all out (instead of chipping away at the edges)and really try to landscape the yard to improve its look and flow. Can anyone recommend good books or other resources on landscaping design?

thanks