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Landscape Construction

 
 
 
 
Landscape Construction
Author: David Sauter
ISBN 13: 9781435497184
ISBN 10: 143549718
Edition: 3
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2010-04-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $281.95
 
 

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.

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This basic guide to landscape construction provides step-by-step instructions, beginning with legal requirements, elementary construction math, and site preparation, for installing most landscape elements, such as lighting, walls, stairs, wood structures (decks, seating, and platforms), water features, and bridges. Sauter, who has served as the coordinator of the Kirkwood Community College Horticulture Department, incorporates b&w photographs and drawings to highlight the tools and equipment needed for the job, as well as to illustrate the processes involved and the finished products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)