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Help Your Passion Bloom into a Career with Landscape Design

Written by Autumn Granza on Friday, 28 June 2019. Posted in Online College

Flowers planted near fence.

Summer is here! The sun is shining, the grass is green, and flowers have bloomed. You’re using your imagination and working hard to make your backyard look picture perfect. After all, you have a knack for planning, design, and creating beautiful outdoor spaces. Friends and neighbors are in awe of your yard and often ask for tips. You may not realize it, but you can turn your hobby into a career. Here’s how you can take the next step with our partner school, the New York Institute of Art and Design and their online Landscape Design Training Program.

Grow your hobby into work you enjoy

Now that it’s summer, homeowners want their backyards to be barbeque ready. That’s where you come in. You’re creative with an eye for design and an imagination. You also enjoy working with your hands and bringing your ideas to life. With your skills, you know what it takes to transform a yard from average to wow! From trees and flowers to fire pits, pathways, and seating areas, you’ll do it all as a landscape designer. And, with a faster than average job growth rate now is the time to become a landscape designer.

Plant the skills you need

Landscape design involves hands-on skills as well as communication skills. You’ll need to work with clients to make their vision a reality. In our flexible, online Landscaping Design course you’ll learn basic design techniques and how to use plants and materials to execute design projects. You’ll cover different skills such as:

  • Assessing sites
  • Assessing client needs
  • Preparing landscape designs
  • Landscaping materials
  • Choosing the right plants
  • Starting your own business

Your career will allow you to be creative while you work to meet clients needs. It’ll also be rewarding as you watch your designs come to life.

Let your career bloom

A major part of landscaping design is the business side. It’s important to know what it takes to run a business. As part of your program, you’ll learn what it takes to start your own landscaping business and how to make it profitable!

Start planting the seeds you need for a budding career as a landscape designer. Grow your skills and begin a job you love today! You can enroll online or call 1-800-583-17421-800-583-1742 to learn more about NYIAD and how to get started.

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