Many ecology-based field techniques run counter to traditional practice and are unfamiliar to even highly experienced contractors. Consequently, it is crucial for designers to not only understand these techniques, but provide precise specifications for their execution. Important field techniques such as phased planting, timed mowing, selective height mowing, sunlight manipulation, assisted seed dispersal, and others will be described in detail. We will also discuss organizational formats for creating written specifications that distinguish between short-term and long-term management procedures, and balance the need for both detail and usability.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Examine a series of planting techniques that maximize the successful establishment of landscapes at a variety of scales.
Gain familiarity with an ‘ecological process’ based approach to landscape management that reduces the inputs required to achieve and preserve the designers’ intent.
Learn how to create precise written specifications for planting and management documents that balance the need for detail and clarity.
Larry Weaner & Andrew Korzon
New Directions in the American Landscape