MON-B06: Why Are Soils a Problem in Landscape Design and Construction?

Start Date
10/22/2018
End Date
10/22/2018
Description
There is a soil–plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation. Healthy plants and soil are inseparable and exist as one living system. This session will demonstrate how soil principles are essential components of the landscape system.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand why soil physical structure, chemistry, and biology work together to support planned vegetation (and why they may differ between various plant communities). 2. Understand how climate interacts with plants and soil to contribute to and build the health of the soil and vegetation system, using the plant as the "power plant.' 3. How small- to large-budget projects benefit from simple soil-plant strategies to increase landscape success, and how standard practices and today’s technology are used to monitor success of the soil-plant system 4. Learn why it is important to work with contractors to understand the system prior to bidding and execution of the contract.
Instructors
Tim Kirby, ASLA; James Sottilo; Theodore Hartsig, n/a; ;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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