Landscaping Principles and Practices

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Cengage Learning, Jan 9, 2009 - Science - 512 pages
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Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety.
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Contents

Landscape Designing
8
Lettering
15
Graphic Materials and Techniques
27
The Site
59
The Landscape Process
76
The Outdoor Room Concept
87
Plant Selection
101
The Principles of Design
139
Installing Landscape Plants
327
Selecting the Proper Grass
344
Lawn Construction
356
Landscape Irrigation
366
Interior Plantscaping
385
Water Gardens
409
Maintaining Landscape Plants
420
Identification and Care
437

Flowers
161
Xeriscaping
172
v
178
Enrichment
220
Landscaping in the Age of Technology
231
Pricing the Proposed Design
243
Presenting a Proposal
251
Landscape Calculations
260
Understanding Contracts and Contractors
285
Contract Documents
296
Specifications
310
The Needs and the Opportunities
318
Care of the Lawn
454
Winterization of the Landscape
467
Pricing Landscape Maintenance
475
Safety in the Landscape Industry
483
Cengage Learning All Rights Reserved
491
THE FINAL
495
APPENDIX B Tools of the Trade
513
Examples of Plant Diseases and Insect Injuries
522
From Drawings to Reality
531
APPENDIX E Professional and Trade Organizations
546
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Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named by Lawn and Landscape magazine one of the top ten landscape educators in America. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.

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