Introduction to Landscaping: Design, Construction and Maintenance
Interstate Publishers, Incorporated, 1998 - Architecture - 440 pages
From the Preface: Introduction to Landscaping: Design, Construction, and Maintenance offers a practical approach to establishing and maintaining residential landscapes. It is intended to introduce the various aspects of the landscape industry to students of horticulture and agriculture. The authors have carefully written this book from a horticultural perspective. Plant selection and care are the foundation of this book. This book has been organized in three distinct parts-landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. The steps to developing a complete and functional landscape plan for the residential setting are identified and explained in an easy to understand writing style. Principles of art, defined in the text, are emphasized in the design portion of the book. The student is guided through the process of designing landscape projects from establishing customer needs to preparing and costing out the plan.
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Working with the Customer
Analyzing the Landscape Site
Designing the Landscape
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analysis plan bed patterns block Botanical Name Botanical Name Zone branches brick chemical color concrete costs Courtesy cultivars damage deciduous deck diseases edge estimate sheet evergreens Executive Director feet fence fertilizer flower bed garden goose egg plan grade grass gravel ground covers growing growth hardscape herbicide hole inches insects install irrigation landscape contractor landscape design landscape maintenance landscape plants landscape project lawn lighting lines microclimate mulch nematicide Nursery nutrients ornamental ornamental plants outdoor living area P.O. Box patio pavers perennial pesticides pests Phone placed plant materials planting beds planting plan plastic pore spaces pruning public area remove require retaining wall root scape seed selection shrubs soil pH soil texture species sprinkler steps surface techniques texture trees and shrubs turf turfgrass visual walks weed wood woody landscape plants woody plants xeriscape zoysia