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Spring is the ideal time to consider Landscaping courses for a new career

Written by Allison Brenner on Friday, 07 March 2014. Posted in Career

Spring is the Ideal Time to Consider Landscaping Courses for a New Career

Spring is weeks away and with it come all sorts of new beginnings. Flowers bloom and trees sprout leaves and fruit, a backdrop to marriages and graduations. It’s the perfect time to give yourself a new start, too. If you have a knack for design, a creative streak and enjoy gardening, than a career in landscape design may be perfect for you. You can let your imagination soar all while letting the outdoors be your office. Plus, your ideas will never be constrained by the limitations of four walls.

Perfect weather means perfect timing

Why else is now a great time to begin taking landscaping courses? Well, for starters, the weather is on your side. Come spring, many homeowners are ready to turn their drab lawns into works of art. They’re prepping for backyard barbecues, pool parties and kids’ outdoor adventures. They want their yards in the best condition possible to meet the needs of their lifestyle. As a landscape designer, you’ll be the one they seek for advice – the idea person who can create a landscape plan on paper that can become a reality.

In most areas of the United States, spring is the ideal planting and growing season meaning your designs have a good chance of coming to life quickly. This will help your clients see the immediate results of your efforts, rather than having to wait months for the plant life to bloom. Of course, landscape design is so much more than trees, shrubs and flowers. The pathways, bonfire pits, seating areas and retaining walls that enhance your designs will also be appreciated in ideal weather.

The construction industry is on your side

With the recession waning, the construction industry is making a comeback in a big way. The Associated General Contractors of America, the leading association for the construction industry, is more optimistic about the construction market in 2014 than during the last seven years of business. Their research shows more firms are hiring, more equipment is being purchased and more contracts being signed.

So what does that mean for you? For each home built, business erected or property remodeled, the exterior space should match the beauty of the inside. This could mean plenty of new opportunities for trained landscape designers to showcase a variety of designs. This brings out another interesting plus for growing your landscape design career: Planning for both residences and businesses allows you to diversify your designs and build a more impressive portfolio.

So when April showers bring May flowers, your creative eye may know the best possible place where those flowers can go! Now is the perfect opportunity to enroll in landscaping courses to grow your mind and plant the seeds for a fun career.

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Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner is a copywriter with James Madison High School and Ashworth College. Alli, holds a B.S. Journalism from the Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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