Plan It, Dig It, Build It!: Your Step-by-step Guide to Landscape Projects

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Cengage Learning, 2003 - Gardening - 296 pages
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Plan It, Dig It, Build It! is the best resource available for novice landscapers who want to create exceptional outdoor environments. This text helps the student understand how to plan a project, including preparing a layout plan and staking out the work. Each project recipe includes a comprehensive materials list for a standard-sized project, a description list of the tools needed to complete the work and step-by-step instructions for project construction and installation. The text boasts guides for myriad projects, including paving patios and walkways, building fences, adding decorative pools or waterfalls, building berms, removing plants, constructing arbors, installing retaining walls and creating steps.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
4
Specific Construction Hazards
7
Chapter
10
Chapter 3
48
Recycling and Waste Disposal
60
GRADING EROSION CONTROL AND DRAINAGE
62
Erosion Protection
72
Chapter 7
162
Chapter 8
186
Fence and Wall Installation
193
Drylaid Fieldstone lRubble Freestanding Walls
224
AND OTHER SITE AMENITIES
229
Edging
247
lDirect Current l ighting
259
FreeStanding Stairs
266

Site Drainage
79
Chapter 5
89
Building Retaining Walls
101
Chapter 6
126
ADVANCED PROJECTS
269
GLOSSARY
284
INDEX
291
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David Sauter is currently an instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of California. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Sauter practiced as a consulting landscape architect in the Midwest. He has additional experience in plant maintenance, plant installation, landscape construction, masonry, carpentry, paving, and landscape management and has presented seminars for the nursery industry, master gardeners, extension services and public service organizations. David Sauter earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and his Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education from The University of Iowa.

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