Sustainable landscaping involves a set of practices implemented by landscape practitioners to help solve environmental concerns. Continuing in the tradition of its predecessor, the second edition of Sustainable Landscaping: Principles and Practices, examines the underlying issues of landscaping adversely affecting the environment and illustrates alternative methods resulting in positive outcomes. This textbook examines all phases of landscaping in both residential and commercial landscaping, from design to construction and implementation to maintenance. Firmly anchoring landscaping practices in the context of sustainability, the book explores topics including: choosing appropriate plants and using plants for specific effects, such as shading; water quality and quantity; soil health and optimal preservation techniques; pesticide usage and its inherent dangers; energy consumption; and resource management and waste reduction. The book provides a thorough grounding in pertinent issues and terminology for each topic, followed by practical solutions applied by landscape professionals. * Each chapter includes learning objectives and case studies of actual sustainable landscape activities. * Contains updated government statistics and data, graphs, tables and color photographs throughout. * Provides background information and sustainable solutions for students, homeowners, and landscaping professionals to effectively design and manage landscapes. Author: Dr. Marietta Loehrlein is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture and Landscaping at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. While there, she developed a new course, Sustainable Landscaping: as there were no textbooks for this course at the time, Dr Loehrlein wrote the first edition of this textbook.
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