Landscaping Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 1428376410
ISBN-13: 9781428376410
Edition: 7th 2010
Authors: Jack Ingels
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Book details

List price: $237.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.454
Language: English

Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides the basic knowledge and industry information needed to be successful in the field of landscape design and architecture. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other resources, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety are discussed. Extensive color illustrations and photos aid in comprehension of design concepts.

Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named by Lawn and Landscape magazine one of the top ten landscape educators in America. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: An Overview of the Landscape Industry
Landscape Designing
Using Drawing Instruments
The Purpose of the Drawing Tools
The Tools and How They Work
Getting Started
Lettering
The Importance of Lettering
Methods of Lettering
Graphic Materials and Techniques
Same Design, Different Views
Landscape Symbols
Explaining an Idea With Symbols
Labeling
Design Sheet Layout
Different Drawings for Different Requirements
Graphic Media
The Layout of Graphic Presentations
The Site
Site Features and Characteristics
Sources of Site Information
Reading the Terrain
Grading the Land
Preparing a Base Map
The Landscape Process
Landscaping as a Process
Interviewing the Client
Diagrams and Drawings Within the Design Process
The Outdoor Room Concept
Outdoor Use Areas
The Outdoor Room Concept
Plant Selection
The Origins of Landscape Plants
Plant Forms Available
Plant Nomenclature
Selecting the Proper Plant
Computer-Aided Plant Selection
The Principles of Design
The Foundation for Designing
Applying the Principles of Design to Landscape Designing
Material Characteristics Supportive of the Design Principles
Flowers
The Uses and Limitations of Flowers in the Landscape
Different Flowers Have Different Life Spans
Flower Beds and Flower Borders
Designing Flower Plantings
Xeriscaping
Xeriscape: Water-wise Landscaping
The Benefits of Xeriscaping
The Seven Principles of Xeriscaping
Applying Xeriscape Principles to Designing
11
Hardscape: An Umbrella Term
Selection Criteria
Changing Levels in the Landscape
Walks, Drives, and Stepping Stones
Water Features
Constructing a Recirculating Water Feature
Outdoor Lighting
12
Landscape Enrichment Is Something Extra
Tangible and Intangible/Natural and Fabricated
Is the Enrichment Item Necessary?
13
Technology is Dynamic
The Necessary and the Novel
Sources of New Technology
The Forms and the Types of Technology in Landscaping
The Future
14
Cost and Price
Estimates and Bids
Specifications
Preparing the Estimate
15
Secton 2
16
The Landscape Take-Off
The Necessary Calculations
Sources of the Data
Standardized Technique Is Important
Typical Sequence of Calculations for Take-Offs
Typical Calculations Required for Take-Offs
Pit and Ball Calculations
17
The Importance of Contracts
The Components of a Contract
Types of Contractual Associations
How Landscape Contractors Are Selected
The Advantages and Disadvantages
18
The Need for Documents
The Documents
The Complete Contract
19
Project Manuals
Masterformat
Standard and Customized Specifications
Uniformity in Preparation of Project Manuals
The Writers
Methods of Specifying
Sources of Specification Data
Closed and Open Specifications
When Changes Are Needed 20: Human Resources: The Needs and Opportunities
Staffing: The Industry's Number One Problem
The Career Opportunities
Qualities Needed for Career Success
Successful Match-Up: Creating a Win-Win Relationship
21
The Importance of Proper Installation
The Necessary Tools
The Soil for Installation
Root Forms of Landscape Plants
The Time to Transplant
Methods of Installation
Mulching
Using Antitranspirants
Problems of Arid Regions
Planting in the Southeast
Selecting the Proper Grass
Comparison of Turfgrasses
Purchasing Grass Seed
Mixtures, Blends, and Single-Species Lawns
23
Selecting the Method of Lawn Installation
Proper Lawn Construction
Calibrating a Spreader
24
Types of Landscape Irrigation Systems
The Terminology of Landscape Irrigation
Sprinkler Irrigation
Sizing Irrigation Pipe
Matching Water Flow and Pressure With P

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