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Landscaping : principles and practices
Ingels, Jack E.
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Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, [2004]

Physical Description:
xvii, 494 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
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Central Library SB472 .I53 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Using Drawing Instruments
Chapter 2 Lettering
Chapter 3 Graphic Materials and Techniques
Chapter 4 Site Analysis and Landscape Site
Chapter 5 The Landscape Process
Chapter 6 The Outdoor Room Concept
Chapter 7 Plant Selection
Chapter 8 The Principles of Design
Chapter 9 Flowers
Chapter 10 Xeriscaping
Chapter 11 Enclosure Materials
Chapter 12 Surfacing Materials
Chapter 13 Enrichment
Chapter 14 Computers in Design
Chapter 15 Pricing the Proposed Design
Chapter 16 Landscape Calculations
Chapter 17 Understanding Contracts and Contractors
Chapter 18 Contract Documents
Chapter 19 Specifications
Chapter 20 Installing Landscape Plants
Chapter 21 Selecting the Proper Grass
Chapter 22 Lawn Construction
Chapter 23 Landscape Irrigation
Chapter 24 Interior Plantscaping
Chapter 25 Maintaining Landscape Plants
Chapter 26
Chapter 27 Winterization of the Landscape
Chapter 28 Pricing Landscape Maintenance

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