Plan It, Dig It, Build It! is the best resource available for novice landscapers who want to create exceptional outdoor environments. This text helps the student understand how to plan a project, including preparing a layout plan and staking out the work. Each project recipe includes a comprehensive materials list for a standard-sized project, a description list of the tools needed to complete the work and step-by-step instructions for project construction and installation. The text boasts guides for myriad projects, including paving patios and walkways, building fences, adding decorative pools or waterfalls, building berms, removing plants, constructing arbors, installing retaining walls and creating steps.
David Sauter is currently an instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of California. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Sauter practiced as a consulting landscape architect in the Midwest. He has additional experience in plant maintenance, plant installation, landscape construction, masonry, carpentry, paving, and landscape management and has presented seminars for the nursery industry, master gardeners, extension services and public service organizations. David Sauter earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and his Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education from The University of Iowa.