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It is estimated that as much as 3.5 billion gallons (13.25 million cubic meters) of landscape irrigation water is lost or wasted due to evaporation, wind, or improper irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance in the United States each

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Americans' growing appreciation for excellent landscape design is creating a great need for reputable designers in the residential landscape design industry. Technology affords landscape planners the ability to fill that need with personalized landscape designs through the mail. The use of disposable cameras, overnight mail, computer aided design, computer rendering, telephone, and fax all makes it possible for a designer to acquire a good knowledge of a particular site, quickly design an accurate, high quality landscape design, do several revisions to that design, and give the client a timely return of the design. Southern Living magazine's new department, Custom Landscape Plans, headed by Rebecca Bull, is one example of how this is done. Through a graduate assistantship with Southern Living, I can use these available technologies to design personalized landscape plans all over the south from my office at Clemson Univ. The methods of mail-order landscape design will be discussed in a verbal presentation.

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Bigtooth or canyon maple is a small tree native to the intermountain western United States and possesses characteristics valued by the nursery and landscape industries ( Barker, 1974 ; Kuhns, 2003 ; Tankersley and Emino, 1980 ), including a

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Poster Session 47—Ornamental/Landscape and Turf 2 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Between 40% and 70% of water used in urban settings in the United States is applied to landscape plantings ( Cabrera et al., 2013 ; Haley et al., 2007 ; Kjelgren et al., 2000 ; St. Hilaire et al., 2008 ). Water conservation in urban landscapes in

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Poster Session 47—Ornamental/Landscape and Turf 2 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Drought and rapid population growth strain urban water supplies throughout the urbanizing Intermountain West (IMW). Irrigated urban landscapes are the largest use of municipal water resources and can consume ≈60% of potable municipal water in the

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Modern life separates people from nature. This is also true in Taiwan, despite Taiwan having diverse natural resources, ranging from mountains in rural landscapes to flatland sightseeing areas in urban and suburban settings. What we have known

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, 2005 ). Paramount are state and community ordinances that increasingly require or recommend use of native plant species and recent increases in the number of landscape restoration and reclamation projects. Additionally, an increase in the number of

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Water and chemical use in urbanized areas is significantly influenced by the desire for beautiful landscapes ( Haley et al., 2007 ; Hipp et al., 1993 ). Improper irrigation and fertilization of ornamentals in urban landscapes may result in water

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