This product may not be available anymore.
for similar products.
CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Real-world guidance to ensuring the longevity of soil used in landscape
Natural soils are very fragile, and changing the use or design of a landscape
increases the number of environmental variables that contend with the planting
soil. Not all projects require a soil consultant, but the success and longevity
of a landscape project requires that landscape architects and contractors be
capable of developing and installing suitable planting soils. Now, in one
convenient reference, Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and
Contractors provides step-by-step, technical skill sets for implementing
productive planting soils for a variety of projects.
Drawing on a wealth of experience in soils, forestry, micrometeorology,
geomorphology, and agronomy, this book's authorial team presents:
* A succinct introduction to the physical and chemical properties that pertain
to all planting soils
* Informative descriptions of how a project evolves from site investigation to
* Quick, easy-to-read procedures organized in the standard landscape architect
stages of a project
* Step-by-step templates to use from a project's inception to completion
* The latest material on such specialized design elements as rooftops,
intensely designed elements, and treatment wetlands, as well as pervious poured
concrete, pervious pavers, and the supporting soil