The complete guide to the sustainable management oflandscapes
A must-have guide for anyone working with landscapes,Sustainable Landscape Management eases the transition of thelandscape industry into a new era of green consciousness. Filledwith examples that illustrate best practices, the book provides apractical framework for the development??of sustainable managementstrategies from design to execution and, eventually, to maintenancein an effort to construct landscapes that function more efficientlyand minimize the impact on the environment. SustainableLandscape Management includes:
* An overview of sustainable design and construction techniquesas the basis for the maintenance and management of constructedlandscapes
* Coverage of ecosystem development, managing landscape beds,managing trees and shrubs, and lawn care
* An entire chapter devoted to issues associated with the use ofchemicals in landscape management
* Guidance on retrofitting existing landscapes forsustainability
Reshaping the landscape takes on more significance as societyembraces a new value system for advancing environmentally friendlyideals. By following the management principles laid out in thisbook, readers will learn the key elements for building landscapesthat integrate beauty and function to create a sustainable presencethat extends well into the future.