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Plant User Handbook By James Hitchmough

Plant User Handbook

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aeo a unique source of reference for everyone concerned with successful plant establishment and amenity landscape management aeo provides practical guidance from leading specialists aeo richly illustrated -- black & white and colour plates and line drawings.

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Plant User Handbook: A Guide to Effective Specifying by James Hitchmough

An invaluable reference source on soft landscape specification for professional landscapers. Each topic is written by a leading specialist in the field and covers technical data with practical guidance. Ecological characteristics, selection, procurement, elements of planting design, site preparation, establishment and maintenance are all considered.

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a This handbook is destined to become an essential guide to the specification of plants and planting for professionals and students...The book will help landscape architects both to specify planting with more confidence and techical understanding and encourage them to be more adventurous and creative with future planting schemes. This book, deserves a place in every practice library: it should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the design and implementation of planting. In fact, the Plant User Handbook should be read by all plant users.a Landscape Magazine April 2004 a This book will help landscape professionals enormously with their main knowledge basea Greenscapes June 2004

About James Hitchmough

James Hitchmough is Reader (Associate Professor) at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture and has a wide--ranging interest in the use of vegetation in landscape design management. Ken Fieldhouse was a qualified Landscape Architecture and trained Town Planner. He was editor of Landscape Design Journal and was deeply involved in a wide range of environmental publishing initiatives.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Christie, Hartel and Porter. Preface by Tom La Dell. Acknowledgements. Contributors. I Preliminaries to plant use and the landscape. 1 Introduction to plant use in the landscape. 2 Selecting plant species, cultivars and nursery products. 3 Procuring plants for landscape projects. II Managing plant growth on landscape sites. 4 Amelioration of underperforming soils. 5 Soil drainage. 6 Weed control in amenity landscapes. 7 The long term health of plants. III Establishment and management of trees. 8 The establishment of planted nursery stock. 9 Tree roots and buildings. 10 Semi--mature trees. 11 Trees in paving. 12 Creating urban woodlands. IV Establishment and management of smaller woody plants. 13 Shrub mosaics and woodland edge. 14 Ground cover. 15 Hedges and their management. 16 Pruning shrubs. 17 Climbing plants. 18 Roof gardens. V Establishment and management of herbaceous plants. 19 Wildflowers in rural landscapes. 20 Wildflower landscapes in the urban environment. 21 Aquatic planting. 22 Direct--sown annual meadows. 23 Bedding plants. 24 Bulbous plants for use in designed landscapes. 25 Herbaceous perennials. 26 Amenity and sports turf seed. 27 The management of amenity grasslands. Index. Plant index. The color plate section can be found opposite p 172

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Plant User Handbook: A Guide to Effective Specifying by James Hitchmough
James Hitchmough
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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