Organic Management for the Professional: The Natural Way for Landscape Architects and Contractors, Commercial Growers, Golf Course Managers, Park Administrators, Turf Managers, and Other Stewards of the Land

Organic Management for the Professional: The Natural Way for Landscape Architects and Contractors, Commercial Growers, Golf Course Managers, Park Administrators, Turf Managers, and Other Stewards of the Land

by Howard Garrett
     
 

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Can you manage the landscape of a golf course, city park, or corporate campus without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides? Absolutely! Organic landscaping is not only possible on a large scale, but it also makes sense both economically andNationally acclaimed organic gardening expert Howard Garrett offers detailed, proven instructions for designing and managing…  See more details below

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Can you manage the landscape of a golf course, city park, or corporate campus without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides? Absolutely! Organic landscaping is not only possible on a large scale, but it also makes sense both economically andNationally acclaimed organic gardening expert Howard Garrett offers detailed, proven instructions for designing and managing large-scale landscapes organically. environmentally. It promotes healthy soils and plants, which require less water and sequester more carbon-a winning combination for both your bottom line and the planet's fight against resource depletion and global warming. Organic programs on a commercial scale have enormous potential to make a difference in the quality of our environment, our use of fuels, and our climate. And as those who have already converted to organics have discovered, they also cost a lot less over the long term. Organic Management for the Professional is the first comprehensive guide to "going green" in large-scale landscaping. Nationally recognized organic gardening expert Howard Garrett, with associates John Ferguson and Mike Amaranthus, not only explains in detail how to manage projects with natural organic techniques, but also presents the material in clear, simple terms so that commercial and institutional property owners can understand what to ask of their landscape architects, contractors, growers, and maintenance people. They give detailed, proven instructions for the key components of organic landscaping-soil building, correct planting techniques, fertilizing, pest control, compost, and mulch. Then they show how to apply these organic methods in large-scale landscaping, commercial growing (orchards, tree farms, nurseries, and greenhouse operations), and recreational properties (golf courses, parks, and sports fields).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292742710
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
919,224
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Howard Garrett, is a landscape architect, certified arborist, broadcaster, writer, and a leader in the natural-organic marketplace. He provides consulting on natural-organic gardening, landscaping, pet health, pest control, and green living.

John Ferguson founded and owns Natural Waste Solutions, Inc., dba Nature’s Way Resources, a Houston-based composting, mulch, and recycling company that specializes in high quality compost, mulch, and soil mixes.

Mike Amaranthus is adjunct associate professor at Oregon State University and president of Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc.

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