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Builder's Guide to Landscaping (Builder's Guide)by Jonathan F. Hutchings
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Written expressly for contractors and subcontractors, this easy-to-use reference in McGraw-Hill's popular Builder's Guide series gives you all the information you need to handle every aspect of landscaping professionally and economically. <P>The "Builder's Guide to Landscaping" features well-illustrated up-to-date, "best practice" methods for both traditional and innovative landscaping. You get complete, well-illustrated coverage of: Land clearing, Irrigation, Drainage, Customizing sites, Scheduling, Decks, patios, sidewalks, Energy efficiency, Equipment operation, Retaining walls, Greenhouse propagation, Sound safety practices, Preparing and improving soil, Cost control, "Earth-friendly" landscaping, Starting and maintaining plants, Marketing, including niche markets <P>The first book of its kind for professionals, "Builder's Guide to Landscaping" is your all-in-one key to success in every aspect of the landscaping business.
Subcontractors and contractors who deal with irrigation, drainage, and landscaping can turn to this comprehensive manual to enhance their technical skills. In this exclusive guide professionals will also find answers to all aspects of landscape construction from decks and retaining walls to pest and plant identification.
Both the practicing and novice lalndscaper will benefit from information about hot topics such as energy-efficient irrigation and earth-friendly landscaping techniques, as well as important side issues such as scheduling and marketing.
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