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By Ann Marie VanDerZanden

Vital consultant for someone operating with landscapes, Sustainable panorama administration eases the transition of the panorama right into a new period of eco-friendly cognizance. jam-packed with examples that illustrate most sensible practices, the ebook offers a pragmatic framework for the improvement of sustainable administration thoughts from layout to execution and, ultimately, to upkeep to be able to build landscapes that functionality extra successfully and reduce the influence at the surroundings.

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Some designs will call for gates associated with walkways. These gates may be used to limit public access to a space, or they may simply be aesthetic. Regardless of their function in the landscape, they must be sufficiently wide to accommodate lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, and other maintenance equipment that need to be transported into the enclosed area. CREATING LANDSCAPES THAT MEET BASIC HUMAN PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE NEEDS The Sustainable Sites Initiative (2009a) acknowledges the importance of addressing the physical and cognitive needs of humans in landscape site design.

These initial discussions can help guide a designer as he or she moves into the next phase of the process. Starting the Landscape Design Process Landscape design is a fluid and iterative process (Figure 2-3). The brainstorming phase of the process is very dynamic. During this phase, designers generate multiple design options as they combine different design ideas with site information and initial input 10/6/10 2:57 PM 18 Sustainable Landscape Design Figure 2-3 Graphical illustration of the landscape design process, showing the multiple phases and how previous phases are revisited throughout the process.

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