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Natural Landscaping: Designing With Native Plant Communities John Diekelmann

Natural Landscaping: Designing With Native Plant Communities

John Diekelmann

Published April 23rd 2002
ISBN : 9780299173241
Paperback
320 pages
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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 ofMoreIn 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 booko reviews landscaping principles and techniqueso introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlandso illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenanceo presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlandso offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plantso addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential siteso discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties