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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 Ashworth can help you make the outdoors your office with our Landscape Design 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 also complete courses to help you prepare for the landscaping design field such as

  • Introduction to Construction Technology. You’ll learn about potential career paths and the skills related to building construction. This lesson also covers math and science concepts and the applications of modern technology in the workplace.
  • Creating a Planting Plan. In this lesson, you’ll learn about how specific plants have a purpose and how to add them to a design. You’ll be introduced the concept of plant morphology and how it can be used to identify unknown plants.
  • Lines, Lettering, and Symbols. Worried your drawing skills aren’t up to par? Don’t be! This lesson will expand on your drawing and design skills. You’ll learn how to control line quality and apply line types to create a master plan. Additionally, this lesson will cover lettering and the symbols used to represent plants in a design.
  • Adding Color, Section Drawings, and Using the Computer. This lesson will introduce the tools used to add color and sections to drawing plans. You’ll also be introduced to drawing software that can be used in plan drawing.

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. The Landscaping Business Management lesson will walk you through the process and what materials are required for you to start a landscaping business. You’ll learn about the minimum amount of equipment required to start, legal issues that you may encounter, and how to write contracts and even bid for jobs.

Start planting the seeds you need for a budding career as a landscape designer. Grow your skills with Ashworth College by calling an Admissions Advisor at .

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