Landscaping: Principles & Practices,
8th Edition

Jack E. Ingels, Alissa F. Smith

ISBN-13: 9781337403429 | ISBN-10: 1337403423

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 496 pages

List Price USD $190.95


LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, Eighth Edition, provides a solid foundation in three areas of modern professional practice: landscape design, contracting and management. Updated to reflect today’s industry, the text includes new information, new practical learning features, and all-new photos and illustrations. Coverage begins with an overview of landscape design principles and processes, and then explores contracting, installation, maintenance, and professional specialization. The text also features expanded information on the National FFA Organization and content aligned to the Precision Exam for Landscape Management, making it easier to connect classroom work to current industry needs, standards, and certifications.

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Meet the Authors

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Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named one of the top ten landscape educators in America by Lawn and Landscape magazine. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.

Alissa F. Smith is the associate executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), where she oversees professional development for agricultural educators at a national level. Prior to working at NAAE, Alissa was a classroom agriculture teacher in Central Kentucky, where she specialized in teaching horticulture and agriscience. She also developed curriculum and instructional material for high school agriculture classes, including landscaping and landscape design, greenhouse technology, and floriculture and floral design. In addition, Alissa worked to develop agriscience curriculum and served on state committees to develop an agriscience pathway in Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate degree in agriculture at the University of Kentucky, holds a teaching certification in agriculture grades 5-12, and earned her master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky.

  • Content aligns to the Precision Exam for Landscape Management, drawing clear connections between knowledge and skills honed in the classroom and current industry needs, standards, and certifications.
  • Knowledge and Skill Builder sidebars offer practical advice to help students master key concepts and develop important skills, as well as gaining valuable knowledge of real-world business practices.
  • Newly revised content includes a discussion of social media and digital technology to highlight the ways these trends are affecting businesses and professionals in today’s industry.
  • Suggested Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) activities are ideal for students in agricultural education programs, as well as those interested in suggestions on how to get started in the industry.
  • The authors have reorganized coverage of topics to optimize learning and encourage mastery, beginning with an overview of essential landscape design principles and processes, and then proceeding to cover more advanced topics such as contracting, installation, maintenance, and professional specialization.
  • All-new visuals--including updated page layouts, current photos, and abundant illustrations--help bring chapter content to life, make the text even more reader-friendly, and engage today’s visual learners.
  • Extensive Appendices offer additional practical reinforcement by providing a catalog of plant diseases and injuries, sample projects and case studies, and a listing of industry professional and trade organizations.
  • The authors strongly emphasize safety in the workplace, and a dedicated chapter highlights government safety regulations, specific safety concerns related to the industry, and current best practices to mitigate hazards while on the job.
  • Rigorous review questions and engaging activities in each chapter allow students to assess their understanding of the material and practice applying their knowledge while developing important new skills.
  • This highly practical text is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need for career success as working professionals, including a strong foundation in landscape design, contracting, and management.

Table of Contents

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About the Author.
1. Introduction to the Landscaping Industry.
2. The Principles of Design.
3. Using Drawing Instruments.
4. Lettering.
5. Graphic Materials and Techniques.
6. The Landscape Process.
7. The Site.
8. Plant Selection.
9. Flowers.
10. Hardscape.
11. Enrichment.
12. Pricing the Proposed Design.
13. Presenting the Proposal.
14. Landscape Calculations.
15. Understanding Contracts and Contractors.
16. Specifications.
17. Human Resources: The Needs and Opportunities.
18. Safety in the Landscape Industry.
19. Tools of the Trade.
20. Installing Landscape Plants.
21. Selecting the Proper Grass.
22. Lawn Construction.
23. Landscape Irrigation.
24. Maintaining Landscape Plants.
25. Pruning Trees and Shrubs.
26. Plant Injuries: Identification and Care.
27. Care of the Lawn.
28. Winterization of the Landscape.
29. Pricing Landscape Maintenance.
30. Landscaping in the Age of Technology.
31. Xeriscaping.
32. Interior Plantscaping.
33. Water Gardens.
Appendix A: Examples of Landscape Designs.
Appendix B: From Drawings to Reality.
Appendix C: Examples of insect and disease injuries.
Appendix D: Professional and Trade Organizations.
Appendix E: The Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Program.

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Student Workbook for Ingels/Smith’s Landscaping Principles and Practices Residential Design

Revised for the current edition, the Workbook to accompany Ingels/Smith’s LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, Eighth Edition, features new exercises and provides learners with practical hands-on activities for practicing landscape design and other industry-related skills.

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