From the Introduction of this 354 page book Landscape management has evolved from a pick up truck pseudoscience to a highly sophisticated, fully integrated business that embraces the most sophisticated technology and well trained employees The 1980s spawned corporate and residential landscapes that dictated professional landscape management services The industry grew at a rapid pace that the educational materials necessary to undergird the art and science Integrated information is scant and has never been available in a single, holistic reference Professional Landscape Management was written by a professional for professionals The book is eminently readable and enjoyable because Dr Davide Hensley injects his unique style of humor into the text The reference will enjoy subsequent fruitful editions and become the standard in the field by which others are judged Few books withstand the tests of scrutinization and time, Dr Hensley has produced such a reference And from the Preface the author writes I firmly believe that landscape management is the most challenging field in horticulture The true landscape manager appreciates landscape design, knows plants and turfgrasses, identifies and controls pests of all sizes and forms, understands chemical, soils and plant nutrition, works with equipment, and knows how to grown and ever expanding list of plants Additionally, the landscape manager faces every day challenges in directing and supervising employees, managing a budget of keeping a business afloat, and dealing with owners, managers, sales representatives, customers, and clients The landscape professional must wade through the ever deepening mire of taxes, regulations, and government mandates It is a very tough job I greatly admire the people who do it well....
|Title||:||Professional Landscape Management|
|Publisher||:||Stipes Pub Llc 3 edition May 25, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||354 pages|
|File Size||:||876 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Professional Landscape Management Reviews
Very informative for me as I'm working in the field of public parks landscape management ,,, its an eye opener totally worth the price .
Bought this a while back and it help tremendously in getting a B+ in a very hard class.
Purchased this book for a class I had to take. It provides a lot of great information for a landscape manager.
good shape and was useable
Having worked with Prof. Hensley while he was at the University of Hawaii makes this manual especially significant. His thoughtful focus on the many facets of landscape management helped my students develop a better informed appreciation for the science and technology associated with the field of horticulture and its application to the landscape arena. Now in its 3rd edition, Prof. Hensley has embellished his text with his expanding working knowledge of the subject while also keeping it to an applied focus that certainly supports new inductees into the green industry. Highly recommended.