Completely updated in a new edition, this highly illustrative and affordable book covers practical points of the design process in a simple step-by-step format—from beginning (the client interview) to end (presentation). This format is concise, readily illustrated to facilitate learning and, most importantly, can be easily applied in the landscape design industry. The book focuses on residential design, although many of the concepts and steps can be applied to commercial projects as well. As each chapter represents a step in the design process, illustrations, photos, and software imaging visually aid the book concepts to further simplify learning. New to this edition is expanded content on lighting.
Chapter One: The Interview.
Chapter Two: The Base Map.
Chapter Three: Inventory
Chapter Four: Functional Principles
Chapter Five: The Concept Plan
Chapter Six: Design Principles.
Chapter Seven: Preliminary Design
Chapter Eight: Plants and Hardscapes
Chapter Nine: The Master Plan
Appendix A: The Design Process
Appendix B: Software and Books
Appendix C: Estimating the Materials
Appendix D: Computer Graphics
Appendix E: Butterfly Gardening
Appendix F: Deer
Appendix G: Xeriscaping
Appendix H: Project Examples
Appendix I: Low-Voltage Lighting