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Landscape Operations: Management, Methods, and Materials (3rd Edition)
Leroy HannebaumAn ideal guide for those just entering the landscaping field, or for those already in the business who wish to develop and strengthen their management skills, this functional book ties together the myriad facets of a landscape nursery operation by focusing on the management, methods, and materials necessary to establish and maintain a successful business. Giving readers practical advice and key information, Hannenbaum shares insight gleaned from 31 years experience in nursery and landscape industries, landscape design, installation, and management. Covers a broad range of topics, i.e., technical information about lawn establishment; landscape design and installation; landscape construction; irrigation systems; and landscape maintenance. Also discusses important business topics as they apply to landscaping. New features include a section on construction methods for water features, and new appendices with weights and measures, conversion tables, and more.
Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)
Here, for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, is a single resource for seminal theoretical texts in the field. Essential for understanding the specific connections that have been made between landscape and social, cultural, and political structures, Theory in Landscape Architecture reminds readers that the discipline of landscape architecture can be both practical and formally challenging. Covering the past fifty years of theory, this primer makes an important contribution to a student's emerging professional ethics.
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirely new, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscape architecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-year success of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book is destined to become the "bible" for the landscape field. Edited by an educator and former president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, it provides immediate access to rules-of-thumb and standards used throughout the planning, design, construction and management of landscapes.View sample pages from Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards.
The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn
Paul TukeyIn the modern suburban landscape, beautiful, green lawns are perhaps the most ubiquitous feature of all. It’s difficult to imagine a friendly neighborhood without broad, clean stretches of neatly shorn grass. More and more in recent years, those lawns are evolving into organic systems as homeowners — concerned about the long-term effects of chemicals on their children, their pets, and the environment — turn to natural methods to keep their yards healthy and inviting, and, yes, still green and lush, too. Paul Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn. Well-treated soil, fed properly with compost and natural fertilizers, is the foundation of every great lawn. Plant it with a grass cultivar matched properly to the climate and sunlight, nourish the soil and grass with the proper amount of water, and maintain the height with a good mower equipped with a sharp blade. A beautiful, naturally maintained lawn can be as simple as that.An organic, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds and pests, but when unwanted visitors creep in, Tukey is ready with Weed and Thug ID Guides and advice on dispatching them naturally or learning to live with the benign offenders. Tukey also provides helpful advice for lawnkeepers making the transition from a synthetic to an organic lawn system. It’s all here — everything today’s homeowner needs to keep his lawn off drugs, and make it an inviting living and play area for the whole family.
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business (Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business)
Eileen Figure SandlinLawn Care Services Generate Plenty of "Green." Here's How You Can Reap the Rewards. The Lawn care business of today is a far cry from the days of the kid down the block with a push mower. In fact, the lawn care market is a $17 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping. It's easy to see why this is one business where you can really rake in the green. Your business can be as simple as mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves, and clipping hedges to applying chemical and fertilizers. Our book will tell you everything you need to know to get started in the lawn care business. Topics covered include: How to target your market What equipment you'll need How to hire and manage employees Record-keeping and accounting Where to find working capital How to estimate jobs And more If you like working outdoors, you owe it to yourself to buy this step-by-step guide and start building your own successful lawn service business.
Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory
The past decade has been witness to a remarkable resurgence of interest in landscape. While this recovery invokes a return of past traditions and ideas, it also implies renewal, invention, and transformation. Recovering Landscape collects a number of essays that discuss why landscape is gaining increased attention today, and what new possibilities might emerge from this situation. Themes such as reclamation, urbanism, infrastructure, geometry, representation, and temporality are explored in discussions drawn from recent developments not only in the United States but also in the Netherlands, France, India, and Southeast Asia. The contributors to this collection, all leading figures in the field of landscape architecture, include Alan Balfour, Denis Cosgrove, Georges Descombes, Christophe Girot, Steen Hoyer, David Leatherbarrow, Bart Lootsma, Sebastien Marot, Anuradha Mathur, Marc Treib, and Alex Wall.
Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design
Norman K. BoothSingularly highlights landscape architectural elements with clear design principles! Designed to be used as a helpful resource by individuals beginning their careers, Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design presents the thoughts and key design theories fundamental to landscape architecture in simple words and illustrations. Still available from Waveland Press, this highly regarded sourcebook offers the vocabulary, significance, characteristics, potential uses, and design guidelines for landform, plant materials, buildings, pavement, site structures, and water in landscape architectural design. It will help your students overcome common mistakes and misconceptions typical in the early phases of their design career and will heighten their understanding and awareness of the major physical components of the outdoor environment.
Landscape Graphics
Grant ReidAnnouncing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphics is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations, and more. It also features carefully sequenced exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols for sections and perspectives, and a handy appendix of conversions and equivalents.
The Landscape Urbanism Reader
With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever-outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by the need to organize not just people but space itself. Hence a new architectural discourse has emerged: landscape urbanism.In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheimwho is at the forefront of this new movementhas assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the worldincluding James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Blanger, Julia Czerniak, and morecapture the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. The Landscape Urbanism Reader is an inspiring signal to the future of city making as well as an indispensablereference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.
Start & Run A Landscaping Business
Joel LaRusicIf you like being your own boss and working outdoors and enjoy nature, you can start your own profitable landscape maintenance business. This book is perfect if you want to start from scratch or if you already work in the field but would like to strike out on your own. Start & Run a Landscaping Business will get you started in the fascinating business of professional lawn and garden care and will prove essential in helping you to shorten the learning curve you have ahead of you.The book gives you the basics of landscape maintenance, as well as proven systems for running a business. Written by an expert with over a decade of experience, the book includes an insider?s tricks of the trade. This book also covers snow shoveling and plowing, so entrepreneurs who live in colder climes can still make money all year round. More than 30 checklists, samples, and worksheets are on the CD-ROM in MS Word, MS Excel, and Acrobat PDF formats.

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