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Straight Dirt by Steve Griggs Becomes National Bestseller


Straight Dirt by Steve Griggs Becomes National Bestseller

Becomes #1 Amazon Bestseller

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NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the world of landscape design, most people go for the "tried and true" approach that involves high budget, "status quo" designs, and the occasional past-due project that never seems to fully look like what clients wanted. Once in a rare blue moon, you'll see a landscape that will drop jaws.

Straight Dirt by Steve Griggs

This kind of landscape design requires expert planning and regularly involves back-breaking work. These kinds of landscapes are eye-catchers that end up in the pages of magazine, and their colors magically seem to carry you from spring to fall. Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a backyard looking like that?

Steve Griggs knows. That's why he wrote Straight Dirt, a "tell all" book about the inner workings of one of the premier landscape design firms in the tri-state area.  For the past 35 years, Griggs has been making artwork out of residential backyard landscapes in affluent areas around the New York metro area. And, he's seen some things because of it.

Straight Dirt is not a DIY book for beginner backyard architects. Instead, Griggs gives expert advice on how to collaborate with designers and contractors to create the backyard of your dreams. It's also an education on some backyard basics, like Steve's top 10 go-to plants and things to be prepared for when you put in a pool.

Filled to the brim with pictures from half a dozen homes and stories from handfuls of happy clients, Straight Dirt is oftentimes "laugh-out-loud" funny as it describes the various elements of landscape design and construction. With it, readers will learn the satisfaction Griggs gets from a job well done

From segments on landscape design to architectural execution, Griggs pulls back the curtain and lets readers see how it's done right--the first time, with no excuses, and a master plan that will have neighbors, friends, and family marvelling at the resort-like feel they get to enjoy.  

Make no mistake about it--Griggs crafts a backyard, seeing it as a blank slate, waiting to be filled with color and form, movement and light. His passion, work ethic, and "tell-it-like-it-is" New York style makes Straight Dirt a truly enjoyable read. You won't just learn about landscaping, you may take away some gems about life itself.

This is why his book recently reached #1 Amazon Bestseller status, and why orders keep pouring in. Once you read his work, you'll understand why he's New York's premier designers who can breathe life into the amazing world that is your backyard.

Buy the book here on Amazon: Straight Dirt by Steve Griggs

About the Author

Steve Griggs has been a landscape designer and installer for New York-area homes for over 30 years. With advanced landscaping degrees from two different universities and decades of experience, Steve Griggs's design firm became famous for his landscape capabilities.

His honesty, dedication, and his insistence that he completes his projects on budget and on time are unmistakably New York. The results are pure aesthetic genius. For more information and list of media appearances, please visit   

Media Contact: Patricia Ross, Hugo House Publishing, (303) 204-3439,

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