Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead

Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead

by Lauren Chase-Rowell, Mary Tebo Davis, Katherine Hartnett, Marilyn Wyzga
     
 

Most landscape manuals describe a linear sequence of processes: design, plant selection, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Integrated Landscaping is different. It uses natural ecosystems as models, taking a nonlinear, holistic approach that addresses these processes simultaneously. Integrated Landscaping treats each site as a system of plant and animal…  See more details below

Overview

Most landscape manuals describe a linear sequence of processes: design, plant selection, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Integrated Landscaping is different. It uses natural ecosystems as models, taking a nonlinear, holistic approach that addresses these processes simultaneously. Integrated Landscaping treats each site as a system of plant and animal communities, considering their interrelationships with each other and their environment.

Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead is a valuable resource for anyone concerned with helping to shape the landscape we all share. When we see ourselves as part of the whole, we can see that what we do in places where we live, work, and play has a ripple effect far beyond the space each of us calls "home."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611682786
Publisher:
University of New Hampshire Press
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
785,132
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Douglas W. Tallamy
“From initial design to plant choice to installation, this book will guide you in the creation of a beautiful, functional, and enriching landscape, regardless of the size of your property or budget.”
Linda Chestney
“The beauty of this book is that is is so well organized, offers helpful information, and it embraces the concept of a landscape the looks and feels like it belongs in its setting! I am biased in that I hired one of the authors (Lauren Chase-Rowell) to design my home’s landscape–and what she did was phenomenal. She created these intimate spaces in a large area that makes you want to pause and appreciate nature around you. The book integrates the three concepts of design, establishment, and care of the final landscape that was implemented. It encourages you to think in terms of plant systems rather than mere collections of individual plants. Good job authors–and great work by UNH Cooperative Extension in bringing it out.”
Robin Sweetser
“Integrated Landscaping is a wonderful resource for home gardeners and landscape professionals alike. The book is full of useful information presented in a logical, easily understood manner. Unlike many garden design books that are full of glitz and glamour but sorely lacking in substance, this affordable book addresses important ecological issues and empowers readers by giving an array of workable solutions for real-world situations. A valuable addition to any gardener’s bookshelf, this book is the one you’ll find yourself returning to again and again for common sense advice on gardening in tune with nature.”
Richard Louv
“A first-rate model for forward thinking landscapers everywhere. It’s time to bring nature back into our lives, and this book shows us how.”

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Meet the Author

LAUREN CHASE-ROWELL is a landscape designer and permaculturist. MARY TEBO DAVIS is University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s community forestry educator. KATHERINE HARTNETT is a geographer and advocate for low-impact living. MARILYN WYZGA is a professional artist and teaching naturalist.

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