Landscape Design with Plants

Landscape Design with Plants

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Landscape Design with Plants, Second Edition focuses on landscape architecture. The book first discusses trees in the countryside. Adaptation to locality, self-town vegetation, designs for both short-term and long-term effect, ecological planting, and plant associations are described. The text looks at planting for forestry. The need for afforestation; forest habitat; scale of the forest mosaic; and woodlands as visual elements in the landscape are considered. The book puts emphasis on trees in urban areas, shrubs and groundcover, and herbaceous plants and bulbs. The text also focuses on water plants. The use of water plants in garden design, aquatic communities, and historical background are discussed. The book underscores the use and management of plant species native to Britain in landscaping; urban landscape and roof gardens; and how to transplant semi-mature trees. The text also describes reclamation and planting of industrial and urban wastelands; landscaping of reservoir margins; and the relationship of plants and air pollution. The book also puts emphasis on the use of vegetation in slope stabilization; planting in tropical lowland areas; planting in hot, arid climates; and the functional use of Australian plants. The selection is a must for readers interested in landscaping.But wave action particularly can be more important than flooding in prohibiting colonization ... In a natural lake where the level does not commonly fluctuate more than 2 m (6 ft), the effect of waves is to cut a terrace round the shore some 1 a€“2 m below the mean water level. ... above by causing waves to break, so that erosion is slowed down and something approaching equilibrium is gradually attained.

Title:Landscape Design with Plants
Author:Brian Clouston
Publisher:Newnes - 1990-01-01


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