Most landscape manuals describe a linear sequence of processes: design, plant selection, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Integrated landscaping is different. It uses natural ecosystems as models, taking a nonlinear, holistic approach that addresses these processes simultaneously. Integrated landscaping treats each site as a system of plant and animal communities, considering their interrelationships to each other and their environment.
This manual will help New Hampshire and other Northeastern landscapers working on either existing or new sites:
"A first-rate model for forward thinking landscapers everywhere. It's time to bring nature back into our lives, and this book shows us how." – Richard Louv, Author, The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods
Authored by Lauren Chase-Rowell, Katherine Hartnett, Mary Tebo Davis and Marilyn Wyzga. Published by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension in partnership with NH Fish and Game Dept., NH Division of Forests and Lands and the USDA Forest Service. Revised and Expanded Edition, 2012. Paperback, 168 pages. ISBN 9781611682786