Part of Wiley's new Graphic Standard Field Guides series, Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape is the reference for the on-the-go professional. The perfect companion to the main Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, this field guide provides the same standard architectural details and drawings that professionals count on from Graphic Standards, and adds photographs and interpretive information that are essential when outside the office and away from the design desk. The small trim size and durable binding makes it easy for landscape architects and designers to keep this resource on hand when on site, at meetings, or with clients. Organized to follow CSI's MasterFormat, this handy reference helps the landscape architect address a wide variety of practical issues pertaining to softscape including site work, working with Wetlands, irrigation systems, planting, and storm water drainage and structures. A procedural checklist makes sure nothing's missed on site.
Introduction vii Part I: Soils and Earth 1 Chapter 1: Soils 3 Soil Overview 4 Soil Assessment 15 Designed Soil Mixes 34 Chapter 2: Earth Stripping and Stockpiling 43 Topsoil Preservation, Stripping, and Stockpiling 44 Chapter 3: Earthworks 51 Construction Damage to Existing Trees 52 Grading 69 Spreading and Grading Topsoil 77 Soil Erosion and Sediment Controls 82 Storm Water Pollution Controls 97 Part II: Planting 107 Chapter 4:Trees 109 Nursery Stock Standards 110 Site Considerations and Tree Selection 118 Tree Selection at the Nursery 142 Soil Amendments 184 Deciduous Tree Planting 189 Evergreen and Conifer Tree Selection and Planting 218 Chapter 5: Shrubs and Groundcovers 223 Shrub Selection and Planting 224 Chapter 6:Turf 237 Considerations and Objectives 238 Chapter 7: Planting in Difficult or Special Situations 277 Tree Planting in Paved Areas 278 Green Roofs 318 Xeriscape 348 Part III: Irrigation 355 Chapter 8: Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency 357 Irrigation Systems 358 Index 413