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  • LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FALL 2010 Charlotte Kidd, M. Ed. In The Garden Design, Care & Workshops [email_address] 267-255-5284 NGA Mid-Atlantic Regional Editor www.garden.org
  • Aldo Leopold “ A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
  • Northview Jenny Rose Carey’s Garden Field Trip Jenny has raised beds because Keeps plant crown above grade and the freeze/thaw that kills plants. Drainage. Sunset garden by Elizabeth Green consists of River gravel, mulch, native soil with a bit of extra soil to make mounds
  • Hottest Tip: “Be More Brutal Than You Can Imagine. When planting, remove all peat and nursery soil then rough up the roots.” Moss Garden Care? Spray sulphur couple times year. Why does she keep old tree stumps and edge with wood pieces? 85 bird species involved in process of decaying tree; enjoys natural process of fungi
  • Liz Ball’s Wildlife/Native Plant Garden, Springfield What is reconciliation ecology? Redesigning human habitats to accomodate other species
  • Bloomfield Farm 11/8 Louise Clarke, Bloomfield Farm Section Leader *Bloomfield Farm Monthly Maintenance Plan * Pruning Formative Pruning - Amelanchier Thinning – When? http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/amecan/amecan1.html
  • Branch Bark Collar Water Sprouts Suckers
  • “ A tree’s leaves may be ever so good, so may its bark, so may its wood; But unless you put the right thing to its root, It never will show much flower or fruit .” Robert Frost
  • Morris Arboretum Veteran Tree Care
    • Jason Lubar, Director of Urban Forestry
    • Regenerative Pruning “We’re a Tree Museum.”
    • Turn back the clock by pruning, propping, cultural practices
  • Cambium Column- Phoenix Tree (Cherry) Three Stages of Tree’s Life (Energy Budget) Young (1-15 yrs - growth); Sexually Mature (20 yrs – growth, reproduction (produces fruit), defense; Mature (300-400 yrs) Overmature – tree gets smaller, consolidates resources and energy Scarlet x Red Oak - Heading Cuts to Trigger Interior Canopy Growth
    • European Beech
    • Layering itself to produce progeny
    • Ring of new trees around it
    • Same genetic material in progeny as in veteran tree
  • 11/10 http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2010/11/polygonatum_biflorum.php http:// www.plantdelights.com / Monthly Maintenance Plan – MSWord & Excel Job Description – 5 or more details Employee-Wanted Ad for the above Here is the U Mass Soil Test website.  It requires downloading a pdf document and following the directions.  They are quick and reliable.  I use ziplock bags, labelled, and padded shipping envelopes.  Soil samples must be dry when sent. http://www.umass.edu/plsoils/soiltest/services1.htm
  • Thanks to Technical assistance: Jonah Adels Kay Johns at ppperennials@wildblue.net Drawings: Ky Bruce Mettler at [email_address]
  • 11/15, 11/17 LM Class Content
    • Charlotte Kidd
    • Monday, 11/15
    • *Perennials Presentations - Denise, Chris
    • *READ Bloomfield Farm LM Plan. Which aspects relate to their LM Plans?
    • *Students identify their LMP gardens . For Wed., have garden or landscape perimeter and area measurements – plotted on graph paper.
    • *Go over LMP requirements. Start #1 and make list together.
    • *Wed. 11/17 Test Information as in Announcements Required Reading Tracy DeSabato-Aust, 'The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, Planting & Pruning Techniques' Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-414-8 Chapt. 6. Division Chapt. 12. Pruning to Prepare for Winter and Pruning to Prepare for Spring
    • Doug Talmay, Bringing Nature Home. How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens , Timber Press. ISNB-13: 978-0-88192-854-9. Chapts. 1, 2, 11, 14
    • Lee Reich’s The Pruning Book , Taunton Press, ISBN 1-56158-316-2. pp. 1-25 online at http://books.google.com/books?id=9Mi7Xrgi4ZsC&dq=lee+reich&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=2dh1TMnbD8Hflge6wqzsCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCg#v=onepage&q&f=false
    • Dr. Bonnie Appleton’s Pruning – 9 PDFs. http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/author/a/appleton-bonniel-res.html  
    • Soil Test Prep to mail Read instructions. Discuss elements and qualities to be measured.
    • Do soil pH tests.
    • Wed. 11/17
    • Test
    • Intro to Quickbooks
    • Pass out Professional Landscape Management chapters, David Hensley.
  • Landscape Management Plan Second Half of Landscape Management Course 11/03- 12/15 GREEN INDICATES Students to prepare this material for her/his Landscape Management Plan. LMP will replace final exam. Points ___ 1. Student will list equipment needed to start a landscape construction or landscape maintenance business. 2. Student will select an existing garden or landscape and develop a maintenance or installation and maintenance plan for that site. Landscape must have perennials, shrubs, trees. In that plan, provide the following information as needed for your maintenance of that site.      
    • Take photo of area. Measure garden and surrounding woodies area. Draw an outline (shape, perimeter and determine square footage) of the garden with correct measurements on drawing. Drawing need not be to scale. Only anchor plants need be included and identified on drawing. Note paths, walls, other hardscape, fountains…. Measurements must be accurate so you know corresponding amount of supplies and materials to purchase.
    • List direct and indirect costs.
    • Develop and present a schedule of materials, labor, and equipment for your landscape. Also an equipment maintenance/replacement schedule.
    • List material/equipment costs.                 
    • 1.   Photos, site evaluation, design, soil test/preparation, irrigation, trellis...                 
    • 2.   Hardscape if part of the project                 
    • 3.   Planting and maintenance                 
    • 4.   Specialties/Miscellaneous
    • List of crew defined by the work skills needed. For example, one arborist to evaluate and prune trees annually. Three laborers to dig, mulch. Two staff to weed, deadhead, cutback.
    • 1. Project labor costs. # workers, hourly rate paid, hourly rate billed
    • Develop Monthly Seasonal Maintenance Plan. Plant care, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, planting….Clear, concise tasks with equipment. materials, and type of skilled or unskilled help. To know what maintenance to do when, you'll have to know the plants. Identify about 25% of the shrubs, trees, perennials and refer to them in the monthly maintenance plan.
    • List wholesale and retail materials costs. 
    • Client contract? Terms. How will you bill client? Deposit? Periodic? One bill? Payment terms- on receipt, 2 weeks, 30 days? Snailmail? Email?
    • 3. Student will have a business card with name, title, phone number, email address. Location is optional; it can help connect you with a client though. To "brand" your business, it’s important to use that same logo/style on all billing, payments, checks, correspondence.·        TO DO AS CLASS BUT NOT INCLUDE IN PLAN. Locate or develop an employee policy and safety handbook we can discuss and review in class.
  • Monthly Maintenance Plan
  • Bloomfield Farm Landscape Maintenance Plan Review as per… Which tasks could relate to students’ projects