I saw this book at a plant market before I ordered it on Amazon (the one I saw was in French and therefore a lot more expensive). We have a very big garden with loads of grass and were looking into ground covers to diminish the maintenance of the garden, something our gardener doesn't agree with and won't help us with either! This book gave us invaluable information, although it is an American book and therefore not really related to our situation here in France. But well, shade, sun, fertile or infertile soils are a bit the same all over the world. Armed with this book we will be able to show our next gardener exactly what we mean and maybe do it ourselves in smaller bits of the garden. For the big part we need professional help although I am sure this book will be very helpful.
The only thing that I didn't like was the repetitions. This book could have been written in a lot less pages but well, the information is good though!