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Landscaping Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 1401834108

ISBN-13: 9781401834104

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Jack E. Ingels

List price: $249.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $249.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/26/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 494
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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.

Using Drawing Instruments
Lettering
Graphic Materials and Techniques
Site Analysis and Landscape Site
The Landscape Process
The Outdoor Room Concept
Plant Selection
The Principles of Design
Flowers
Xeriscaping
Enclosure Materials
Surfacing Materials
Enrichment
Computers in Design
Pricing the Proposed Design
Landscape Calculations
Understanding Contracts and Contractors
Contract Documents
Specifications
Installing Landscape Plants
Selecting the Proper Grass
Lawn Construction
Landscape Irrigation
Interior Plantscaping
Maintaining Landscape Plants
Winterization of the Landscape
Pricing Landscape Maintenance
Appendix
Glossary
Index