Organic Management for the Professional: The Natural Way for Landscape Architects and Contractors, Commercial Growers, Golf Course Managers, Park Administrators, Turf Managers, and Other Stew by Mike Amaranthus, John Ferguson, Howard Garrett (Hardback, 2012)
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- DescriptionCan you manage the landscape of a golf course, city park, or corporate campus without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides? Absolutely! Organic landscaping is t only possible on a large scale, but it also makes sense both ecomically and environmentally. It promotes healthy soils and plants, which require less water and sequester more carbon-a winning combination for both your bottom line and the planet's fight against resource depletion and global warming. Organic programs on a commercial scale have ermous potential to make a difference in the quality of our environment, our use of fuels, and our climate. And as those who have already converted to organics have discovered, they also cost a lot less over the long term. Organic Management for the Professional is the first comprehensive guide to going green in large-scale landscaping. Nationally recognized organic gardening expert Howard Garrett, with associates John Ferguson and Mike Amaranthus, t only explains in detail how to manage projects with natural organic techniques, but also presents the material in clear, simple terms so that commercial and institutional property owners can understand what to ask of their landscape architects, contractors, growers, and maintenance people. They give detailed, proven instructions for the key components of organic landscaping-soil building, correct planting techniques, fertilizing, pest control, compost, and mulch. Then they show how to apply these organic methods in large-scale landscaping, commercial growing (orchards, tree farms, nurseries, and greenhouse operations), and recreational properties (golf courses, parks, and sports fields).
- Author BiographyHOWARD GARRETT is a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and organic practitioner in Dallas, Texas. He promotes his organic gardening program, The Natural Way, through his WBAP radio and Channel 8 TV shows, weekly column in the Dallas Morning News, monthly Dirt Doctor's Dirt magazine, The Organic Manual: Natural Gardening for the 21st Century, and regional and national speaking engagements. His previous UT Press books are Howard Garrett's Plants for Texas, Dear Dirt Doctor: Questions Answered the Natural Way, Herbs for Texas (with Odena Brannan), Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (with C. Malcolm Beck), and Plants of the Metroplex: Newly Revised Edition. John Ferguson (1921-1989) was Dean and Director of Studies in Arts at the Open University, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Mike Amaranthus is adjunct associate professor at Oregon State University and president of Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc.
- Author(s)Howard Garrett,John Ferguson,Mike Amaranthus
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2012
- SubjectAgriculture & Farming
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note27 b&w photos, 27 color photos, 1 b&w illus., 1 table
- Weight681 g
- Width163 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
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