Landscaping: Principles and Practices is an excellent examination of a complex and growing industry. In the section on landscape design, students will learn the valuable graphic skills needed to present ideas on paper. Chapters dedicated to landscape contracting expertly address the office and field skills professionals need to bring the landscape ...
Landscaping: Principles and Practices is an excellent examination of a complex and growing industry. In the section on landscape design, students will learn the valuable graphic skills needed to present ideas on paper. Chapters dedicated to landscape contracting expertly address the office and field skills professionals need to bring the landscape project to fruition. Students will be well-educated in critical landscaping skills thanks to complete coverage of such areas as planting, lawn installation, irrigation and interior plantscapes. They also will be well prepared to succeed as landscapers due, in great part, to discussions relating to the business side of the profession. Pricing, contractual agreements, technology use and human resource issues are addressed in considerable detail. The human resource component of the business is examined from both sides of the issue, including the training needed by someone desiring a career in the business, as well as advice on how a company can effectively recruit and retain skilled employees.
New in new dust jacket. Landscaping: Principles & Pratices, 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 are covered, as well as topics not found in most other books, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Benefits: * New chapters on proposal presentation and water gardens. * Incorporates updates and information on new technologies and materials used in the landscape business. * Focus on professionalism and customer service. * Extensive color illustrations that exemplify and clarify points made in the text. * Attuned to the industry, making the text a contemporary learning tool, addressing topics often overlooked in more traditionally written books.
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