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Integrated Landscaping
Following Nature’s Lead
Lauren Chase-Rowell, Mary Tebo Davis, Katherine Hartnett, Marilyn Wyzga

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

Acknowledgments
• INTRODUCTION
• How this landscape manual differs from others
• Ways you can use this manual
• NATURAL LANDSCAPE IN TRANSITION: THE CONSEQUENCES OF RAPID GROWTH
• The consequences of rapid growth: loss of open lands, proliferation of invasive species, and threats to wildlife
• An overview of invasive species and their impacts
• Fragmenting landscapes: the wildlife connection
• Facing the challenges to Northeast’s disappearing natural landscape
• THE INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE: PHILOSOPHY, BENEFITS, AND PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE PRACTICE
• Integrated landscaping: A holistic approach
• Integrated landscapes imitate natural ecosystems
• Benefits of integrated landscaping
• Ten natural principles to guide your landscaping practices
• OUTSIDE AND ONSITE: TAKING STOCK OF WHAT YOU HAVE
• Scope of the inventory
• Learn about your soil
• Assessing wildlife habitat through the seasons
• Taking stock: the inventory process
• DESIGNING LANDSCAPES WITH ESTABLISHMENT AND CARE IN MIND
• Creating the base plan: putting it on paper
• Adding layers to your base plan
• Develop a wish list of needs and desires
• Create a functional bubble diagram
• Your conceptual plan
• Designing for wildlife
• Designing for shorelines
• THE PLANT SYSTEMS APPROACH
• Locating and creating plant systems for the integrated landscape
• Choosing plants for your system
• Dealing with invasive species
• Plant systems for wildlife
• The Plant-System models
• Matrix of Plant System Models
• Plant-System Model Descriptions
• Plant-System Model Illustrations
• Models 1–12
• Plant Chart
• The planting plan: designing the plant system and selecting plants
• ESTABLISHING PLANT SYSTEMS
• Protect existing plants
• Lay out your planting bed
• Select healthy plants
• Planting
• Thoughts on lawns and mowing
• CARING FOR SUSTAINABLE PLANT SYSTEMS
• A lower-maintenance landscape
• Through the seasons
• Care and maintenance tips for future years
• Healthy plant systems grow and change over time
• Now, get up and get out!
• APPENDIXES
• Best Bets: Woody and Herbaceous Plants
• Plant Lists
• Inventory Worksheets
• Additional Resources
• Selecting woody plants for shoreland landscapes
• Landscape Practices Aligned with the Ecological Principles
• New USDA Hardiness Zone Map
• About the Authors

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