Wood in the Landscape

Author: Daniel M. Winterbottom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471294191
Format: PDF
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The only comprehensive guide to wood specifically for landscape architects. Wood, with its unique warmth and richness, takes us back to the roots of our building heritage and back to the landscape. Lightweight, simple, and clean to work with, it is one of the most versatile building materials, and–thanks in part to its natural origin–one that is also especially well–suited to the designed landscape. Wood in the Landscape gives you the information you need to exploit wood′s full potential in your design work. The first comprehensive guide to the properties, use, selection, and installation of woodwritten from the landscape architect′s perspective, it is destined to become a staple in your practice. Wood in the Landscape provides full, detailed coverage of all relevant technical aspects of working with wood–including the physical properties and characteristics of wood as well as finishes, fasteners, and adhesives. It examines the construction methodologies used to build a range of common structures, from fences and decking to gazebos and bridges, and shows how to avoid common problems that can adversely affect durability – particularly important when it comes to outdoor settings. Generously supplemented with over 100 photographs and illustrations, Wood in the Landscape is a terrific source of ideas that will inspire you to explore the many exciting possibilities for using wood to enhance your landscape designs. Wood in the Landscape is an invaluable resource for landscape architects, landscape designers, and architects who provide site–planning services.

Taylor s Master Guide to Landscaping

Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618055906
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reveals the vital components of landscape design, offering advice on choosing a site, selecting plants, creating garden accessories, and maintaining a landscape.

Botany for Designers

Author: Kimberly Duffy Turner
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393706246
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Botany 101 for professionals who want a summary of planting design fundamentals.

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Author: Joan Harrison
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764344190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hydrangeas are booming in popularity as home gardeners appreciate their long season of bloom, ease of maintenance, and dazzling variety of flower colours and forms. This book reveals the best species for landscaping uses and the best varieties for both fresh and dried flower arrangements. Unique in their ability to change flower colour depending on soil composition, hydrangeas are the chameleons of the plant world. Colour mysteries are cleared up along with recommendations for achieving the best blues, pinks, purples, and whites in the home garden. With over 250 vivid colour photographs, the book offers clear and expert advice on planting, pruning, and providing basic care. Learn the best time to cut hydrangeas for fresh bouquets and when and how to harvest them for dried flowers. With single-topic chapters and answers to frequently asked questions, this is a handy and easily accessible guide for both beginning and experienced gardeners.

Learning Landscape Ecology

Author: Sarah E. Gergel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387952543
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting, dynamic ecological d- cipline. With its broadscale emphasis and multidisciplinary approach, la- scape ecology lends itself both to basic research and to applications in land management, land-use planning, wildlife management, ecosystem mana- ment, and conservation biology. Landscape ecology makes a unique cont- bution to the scientific community in its attention to ecological dynamics across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, and as a result it has - come increasingly important for students in the natural sciences to gain a - sic understanding of the subject. Colleges and universities across the United States are incorporating courses in landscape ecology into their curricula. However, nearly every book on landscape ecology is a book to be read, la- ing a hands-on approach. This text is intended to fill that void by providing a comprehensive collection of landscape ecology laboratory exercises. These teaching exercises stress the fundamental concepts of landscape ec- ogy, rather than highly specialized, technical methods. While students will gain experience using a variety of tools commonly used in landscape ecology, we stress the conceptual understanding necessary to use these techniques app- priately. This book attempts to convey the myriad approaches used by la- scape ecologists (as well as a multitude of approaches to teaching) and include group discussion, thought problems, fieldwork, data analysis, spatial data c- lection, exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), simulation m- eling, analysis of landscape metrics, spatial statistics, and written exercises.

Landscaping with Wood

Author: Scott McBride
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561581948
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A step-by-step guide to building basic wooden garden structures such as retaining walls, raised beds, arbors, trellises, and fences

Northwest Landscaping

Author: Michael Munro
ISBN: 9780882403939
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An invaluable source book for creating outdoor living spaces that incorporate natural materials and are low maintenance.