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

©2004
Physical Description:
xvii, 494 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401834104
Format :
Book

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Summary

Succeeding as a landscape professional requires not only mastery of horticultural skills but also of the business aspects of the industry. Landscaping: Principles and Practices thoroughly examines both sides of the business, providing the knowledge necessary to perform multiple skills expertly, efficiently and profitably. It teaches such skills as graphic design, installation, maintenance, pricing, human resource management, contract development and the use of industry-specific technology. The reader will find that the list of industry organizations and related Web sites provide leads to further sources of in-depth information.


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
Appendix
Glossary
Index