Higher Education

Landscaping Principles and Practices, 6th Edition

  • Jack E. Ingels
  • ISBN-10: 1401834108  |  ISBN-13: 9781401834104
  • 494 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997, 1991, 1987
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $196.50
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Learning objectives identify the content of the chapter at the outset.
  • Achievement review at the end of each chapter provides a means for measuring learning.
  • Extensive illustrations put the material in visual context, making for greater comprehension.
  • Organization of the text makes it useful by individual section or chapter, or as a whole.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Using Drawing Instruments.
Chapter 2: Lettering.
Chapter 3: Graphic Materials and Techniques.
Chapter 4: The Site.
Chapter 5: The Landscape Process.
Chapter 6: The Outdoor Room Concept.
Chapter 7: Plant Selection.
Chapter 8: The Principles of Design.
Chapter 9: Flowers.
Chapter 10: Xeriscaping.
Chapter 11: Hardscape.
Chapter 12: Enrichment.
Chapter 13: Landscaping in the Age of Technology.
Chapter 14: Pricing the Proposed Design.
Chapter 15: Landscape Calculations.
Chapter 17: Contract Documents.
Chapter 18: Specifications.
Chapter 19: Human Resources: The Needs and the Opportunities.
Chapter 20: Installing Landscape Plants.
Chapter 21: Selecting the Proper Grass.
Chapter 22: Lawn Construction.
Chapter 23: Landscape Irrigation.
Chapter 24: Interior Plantscaping.
Chapter 25: Maintaining Landscape Plants.
Chapter 26: Plant Identification and Care.
Chapter 27: Care of the Lawn.
Chapter 28: Winterization of the Landscape.
Chapter 29: Pricing Landscape Maintenance.
Chapter 30: Safety in the Landscape Industry.
Appedices.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • How to interview clients
  • Expanded plant lists
  • Human resource coverage
  • Safety coverage
  • Water features and night lighting
  • Current plant and installation information
  • More organization listings, including Web sites

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401834124 | ISBN-13: 9781401834128)

List Price = $134.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.75

Classmaster  (ISBN-10: 1401834159 | ISBN-13: 9781401834159)

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401834116 | ISBN-13: 9781401834111)

Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401875742 | ISBN-13: 9781401875749)

List Price = $396.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $298.25

Bundle Landscape Plants and Landscaping Principles and Practices Texts  (ISBN-10: 1401848141 | ISBN-13: 9781401848149)

List Price = $578.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $435.00

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401834124 | ISBN-13: 9781401834128)

List Price = $134.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.75

Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401875742 | ISBN-13: 9781401875749)

List Price = $396.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $298.25

Bundle Landscape Plants and Landscaping Principles and Practices Texts  (ISBN-10: 1401848141 | ISBN-13: 9781401848149)

List Price = $578.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $435.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack E. Ingels

Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named by Lawn and Landscape magazine one of the top ten landscape educators in America. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.