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Abril de 2024  -  Fernando Gil-Albert Velarde  -  Refª 11028

CONTENIDO:

Fernando Gil-Albert Velarde

Abril de 2024        Páginas: 324

Código 11028      ISBN/EAN: 9788484769071

CONTENIDO: Technical Handbook of Gardening is Technical Handbook of Gardening is meant for students and professionals of gardening in its many forms, as well as for garden lovers interested in learning about the agronomic techniques being used more and more in an area that was previously thought to be the domain of amateurs. Nowadays, gardening is not just a hobby, but calls for a higher level of scientific foundations and for more advanced technology, sophisticated tools, and expertise than ever before. This handbook may be used as a textbook for relevant workshops and courses in gardening schools and vocational training centres.

Fernando Gil-Albert Velarde holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering and has been a professor of Arboriculture and Gardening. He also served as director of the Department of Plant Production at the School of Agricultural Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In addition to being an emeritus professor at the aforementioned university, he promoted and directed the master’s degree programme in Gardening and Landscaping. is publishing company has published several of his works on fruit growing, arboriculture, and gardening techniques.

INDICE EXTRACTADO:

PART 1: ESTABLISHMENT OF PARKS AND GARDENS

CHAPTER I GARDEN ESTABLISHMENT

1.1. The process of establishing a garden

1.2. Pre-cleaning of the garden’s surface

CHAPTER II PREPARING THE GROUND

2.1. Standard soil preparation without adding new substrate

2.2. Soil preparation techniques

2.3. Soil preparation with the addition of substrate

CHAPTER III SOIL AMENDMENTS AND FERTILISERS

3.1. Soil amendments prior to establishing the garden

3.2. Basal fertilisation

3.3. Basal fertilisation with other nutrients

CHAPTER IV STAKEOUT AND MARKING OF THE GARDEN

4.1. Marking tools

4.2. Marking techniques

4.3. Time for marking

CHAPTER V OPENING PLANTING HOLES

5.1. Opening the holes manually

5.2. Opening the holes mechanically

5.3. Time to open the holes

5.4. The size of the holes

CHAPTER VI THE PLANTING: PLANT TYPES

6.1. Planting bare-root plants

6.2. Planting plants with a root ball

6.3. Transport and delivery of the plants

6.4. Conservation and handling of the plants at the destination

CHAPTER VII PLANTING OPERATIONS

7.1. First steps in preparation

7.2. Planting practices

7.3. The planting seasons

CHAPTER VIII POST-PLANTING MAINTENANCE

8.1. Post-planting care

8.2. Replacement of failed plants

8.3. Care during the first vegetative phase

CHAPTER IX ESTABLISHMENT OF GRASS AND LAWNS

9.1. Soil and site preparation for lawns

9.2. Seeding systems

9.3. The process of establishing a lawn by planting vegetative elements

9.4. Planting seasons

CHAPTER X POST-ESTABLISHMENT LAWN CARE

10.1. Initial care

10.2. Problems related to lawn development and settlement

10.3. The first mowing

10.4. Reseeding

PART 2: GARDEN MAINTENANCE

12.10. Sanding

12.11. Irrigation, mineral fertilisation, phytosanitary defence

CHAPTER XIII MAINTENANCE OF AREAS WITHOUT VEGETATION COVER

13.1. Digging

13.2. Maintenance by mulching

13.3. Maintenance with herbicide applications

CHAPTER XIII MAINTENANCE OF AREAS WITHOUT VEGETATION COVER

13.1. Digging

13.2. Maintenance by mulching

13.3. Maintenance with herbicide applications

CHAPTER XIV MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES: ANNUAL MINERAL FERTILISATION AND SOIL AMENDMENTS

14.1. Contribution of soil amendments

14.2. Annual mineral fertilisation

14.3. Annual needs

14.4. Fertiliser types

14.5. Fertilisation techniques

14.6. The time to apply mineral fertilisation

14.7. Mechanical equipment used

14.8. The correction of deficiencies

CHAPTER XV MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES: IRRIGATION

15.1. Water needs in the garden

15.2. Irrigation systems used in gardening

15.3. Practical considerations about irrigation

15.4. The problems of irrigation water quality

CHAPTER XVI MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES: PRUNING

16.1. General considerations

16.2. Types of pruning

16.3. Aesthetic or landscape determining factors

16.4. Factors affecting urban gardening

16.5. Health conditions

16.6. Basic pruning criteria

16.7. Times of pruning work

16.8. Tools and pruning equipment

16.9. Complementary materials and equipment

16.10. How to use pruning tools

16.11. The quality of pruning cuts

16.12. Complementary pruning techniques

CHAPTER XVII MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES: TRIMMING HEDGES AND BORDERS

17.1. Training process of hedges and borders

17.2. Trimming done for maintenance

17.3. Tools for trimming

17.4. Renovation pruning

17.5. Times of renovation pruning

17.6. Artistic or geometric decorative shapes

CHAPTER XVIII MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES: PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL

18.1. Conditioning factors and key aspects of phytosanitary management

18.2. Equipment and application methods needed for phytosanitary control

18.3. Phytosanitary products used in gardening

18.4. Active substances recommended in gardening

18.5. Common pests in our gardens

18.6. Cryptogamic diseases

18.7. Problems caused by wildlife

CHAPTER XIX INCIDENTS CAUSED BY CLIMATIC AND SOIL PROBLEMS

19.1. Winter cold: winter frosts

19.2. The problem of mild winters: the lack of rest (chilling requirements)

19.3. Spring frosts

19.4. Summer temperatures: 'heat stroke'

19.5. Incidents caused by rain

19.6. Problems caused by insolation

19.7. Incidents and damage caused by wind

19.8. The problems caused by hail and hailstones

19.9. The incidence of snow

19.10. The effect of lightning

CHAPTER XX TREE SURGERY

20.1. Treatment and care of wounds on trunk and branches

20.2. Treatment and care of cavities in the wood

20.3. Cabling and bracing branches

20.4. Placement of fixed supports

20.5. Installation of lightning rods

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