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Like the previous editions, Landscaping: Principles and Practices, sixth edition, is intended as an overview of a complex and growing industry. The text acquaints the reader with the three major areas of practice within the business -- design, installation, and management -- by organizing the chapters into three main sections. As an introductory text, Landscaping: Principles and Practices, sixth edition, is directed to traditional and nontraditional learners seeking to begin their training as landscape professionals. While much of the material covered is unquestionably horticultural, the text presents the profession first and foremost as a business. By following the text, readers progress from the basic principles of landscape design and graphics through methods of installation and maintenance to specific business practices such as recruiting, contract preparation and interpretation, estimating and pricing, and creating a safe workplace. - Preface.

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Landscaping Principles and Practices
6 edition

Published March 26, 2003 by Cengage Delmar Learning in Clifton Park, NY .
Written in English.

First Sentence

The drawing tools of the landscape architect and the landscape designer have traditionally been the same as those of the engineering draftsperson.

Table of Contents

Introduction : An overview of the landscape industry
Section 1 : Landscape designing.
Using drawing instruments
Lettering
Graphic materials and techniques
The site
The landscape process
The outdoor room concept
Plant selection
The principles of design
Flowers
Xeriscaping
Hardscape
Enrichment
Landscaping in the age of technology
Pricing the proposed design
Section 2 : Landscape contracting.
Landscape calculations
Understanding contracts and contractors
Contract documents
Specifications
Human resources : the needs and opportunities
Installing landscape plants
Selecting the proper grass
Lawn construction
Landscape irrigation
Interior plantscaping
Section 3 : Landscape maintenance.
Maintaining landscape plants
Plant injuries : identification and care
Care of the lawn
Winterization of the landscape
Pricing landscape maintenance
Safety in the landscape industry
The final word : Customer service
Appendixes.
Examples of landscape designs
Tools of the trade
Professional and trade organizations
Glossary

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
520
Dimensions
9.1 x 8.2 x 1 inches
Weight
2.3 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8368660M
ISBN 10
1401834108
ISBN 13
9781401834104
Library Thing
3368759
Goodreads
1780507

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