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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

Landscaping: Principles and Practice is the book serious horticulturists need in order to prepare themselves for success in this industry. They will come to understand how to expertly run a landscape business. From interviewing clients and prospective employees to quoting jobs, this book covers all tasks related to the landscaping business. And, when it comes to teaching landscape design and installation, this book is second to none. Readers will learn such critical skills as graphic arts, interior plantscape design techniques, irrigation system design and lawn and plant installation to assure themselves and their clients a superb job every time.


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