Natural Landscaping

Natural Landscaping

Designing With Native Plant Communities

Book - 2002
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In response to demand from landscape architects and home gardeners, Natural Landscaping returns to print in an updated and expanded second edition. It is unique in its focus on plant communities; it approaches landscape design as the establishment of natural ecosystems, rather than mere planting of specimens. Emphasizing the natural landscapes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, this book
o reviews landscaping principles and techniques
o introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlands
o illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenance
o presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlands
o offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plants
o addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential sites
o discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties

In response to demand from landscape architects and home gardeners, Natural Landscaping returns to print in an updated and expanded second edition. It is unique in its focus on plant communities; it approaches landscape design as the establishment of natural ecosystems, rather than mere planting of specimens. Emphasizing the natural landscapes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, this book
o reviews landscaping principles and techniques
o introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlands
o illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenance
o presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlands
o offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plants
o addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential sites
o discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties


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In this approach to naturalizing private and public landscapes, "community" refers both to plant ecosystems and to interactions with locals in the landscaping process. Landscape architect Diekelmann and educator Schuster include a historical restoration project, b&w and color photos, landscape design plans, and lists of representative species of major Northeast plant communities and sites to visit. The first edition appeared about 20 years ago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2002]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780299173241
0299173240
Branch Call Number: 715 Diekelmann 2002
Characteristics: ix, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schuster, Robert (Robert M.)

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