Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice

Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice

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A guide to improving the environmental performance of any landscape through the use of green construction and maintenance. Landscapes create obvious environmental benefits but can have unrecognized negative impacts. Adam Regn Arvidson outlines the five primary problem issuesa€”plant pots, vehicle fuel, energy consumption, water/fertilizer use, and green wastea€”and details a variety of practices, ranging from exceedingly simple ideas to long-term investments, for making the installation and upkeep of landscapes more green. A companion website,, provides readers with additional resources and case studies, arranged by environmental impact and geography.Checklist. Plants are a critical aspect of most landscape projects, and plants need water and nutrientsa€”as they grow from seeds to ... The discussion here enters into the well-debated and well-documented discussion of plant maintenance.

Title:Greening the Landscape: Strategies for Environmentally Sound Practice
Author: Adam Regn Arvidson
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2012-09-17

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