Featuring up-to-date coverage of today's landscape industry, Landscape Design, Installation, and Management engages students with practical information and a highly visual approach. The text methodically develops an understanding of Green Industry practices, safety, design principles, design processes, producing and selecting plants, the business side of landscaping, and landscape installation and maintenance.
To help guide students toward satisfying career choices, diverse Green Industry jobs are highlighted in the Career Connection feature throughout the text.
To help students learn by doing, the text and its support package provide hands-on activities and worksheets.
Special attention is given to the requirements of state and national landscape competitions and events, which motivate students and encourage teamwork.
1. The Landscaping Industry 2. Career Readiness 3. Occupational Safety 4. Tools and Equipment 5. Site Evaluation and Plant Selection 6. Principles and Elements of Design 7. The Outdoor Room Concept 8. Plant Production 9. Plant Taxonomy and Physiology 10. Ornamental Plants in the Landscape 11. Turfgrass Selection 12. Turfgrass Installation and Management 13. Landscape Lighting and Water Features 14. Irrigation Design, Installation, and Maintenance 15. Hardscapes 16. Creating the Design 17. Starting a Business 18. Pricing Landscape Projects 19. Client Relationships 20. Landscape Installation 21. Landscape Management 22. Pest Management
Christopher D. Hart - teaches agriculture classes for Chatham County Schools in Bear Creek, North Carolina. Mr. Hart earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Agricultural Education degrees from North Carolina State University. He and his students are responsible for maintaining the school's arboretum and conservatory as well as producing plants in the school greenhouses. In addition to advising the Chatham Central FFA Chapter, Mr. Hart has coached top-placing nursery landscape and floriculture teams in National FFA Career Development Events. He is the author of the Lab Workbook that accompanies Horticulture Today (G-W). Mr. Hart is also a Certified Plant Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.
R. Lee Ivy - is an award-winning senior lecturer in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he teaches Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, and Hands-On Horticulture, as well as other horticulture courses. In addition to teaching and advising, Mr. Ivy networks with Green Industry employers to foster job and internship opportunities for his students. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree from NCSU. A practicing landscape designer, Mr. Ivy is also a Certified Pesticide Applicator and Plant Professional statewide and is Landscape Industry Certified nationally.