Landscaping: Principles and Practices

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Science - 494 pages
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Landscaping: Principles and Practices is an excellent examination of a complex and growing industry. In the section on landscape design, students will learn the valuable graphic skills needed to present ideas on paper. Chapters dedicated to landscape contracting expertly address the office and field skills professionals need to bring the landscape project to fruition. Students will be well-educated in critical landscaping skills thanks to complete coverage of such areas as planting, lawn installation, irrigation and interior plantscapes. They also will be well prepared to succeed as landscapers due, in great part, to discussions relating to the business side of the profession. Pricing, contractual agreements, technology use and human resource issues are addressed in considerable detail. The human resource component of the business is examined from both sides of the issue, including the training needed by someone desiring a career in the business, as well as advice on how a company can effectively recruit and retain skilled employees.
  

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Contents

Landscape Designing
3
Graphic Materials and Techniques
27
The Landscape Process
74
Flowers
155
Xeriscaping
162
Hardscape
175
Enrichment
206
Landscaping in the Age of Technology
219
Lawn Construction
326
Landscape Irrigation
335
Interior Plantscaping
353
Landscape Maintenance
378
Identification and Care
393
Care of the Lawn
406
Winterization of the Landscape
418
Pricing Landscape Maintenance
427

Pricing the Proposed Design
229
Landscape Contracting
238
Understanding Contracts and Contractors
258
Contract Documents
268
Specifications
281
The Needs
288
Installing Landscape Plants
296
Selecting the Proper Grass
317
Safety in the Landscape Industry
434
Customer Service
446
Tools of the Trade
463
Professional and Trade Organizations
473
Glossary
479
Index
488
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Ingels holds a Board of Trustees' Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the State University of New York's College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.

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