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What the architect is to bricks and mortar, or steel and concrete, the landscaper is to water, soil and plants. Sometimes, the two disciplines merge to produce a landscape architect. City planners also need to have a working knowledge of architecture and landscaping.

Landscaping is not the same as gardening, although both activities require a background in plant care. Landscaping refers to activities which modify the visible features of a garden, park or other area of land. Landscaping has a scientific element and an artistic side. The successful landscaper uses careful observation combined with a strong sense of design to blend natural elements with artificial ones, to produce a pleasing harmonious landscape.

A foundation course in landscaping will introduce the student to the basic design procedure, which is then applied to home gardens or park design. A history of gardening and construction methods for landscape features introduces the practical side. Options for different surfaces as well as different features to incorporate into the landscape are also covered.

Other courses concentrate on natural garden design, molding and modifying the existing landscape to give a functional yet natural look. Ornamental garden design usually involves considerable change to an area and each course will include site assessment and preparation, ground preparation and drainage issues, and the construction of hardscape features such as paths, steps, walls or fences, and possibly statuary and other decorative elements.

A knowledgeable landscaper has a stimulating and rewarding future improving our living environment.


If you are interested in Landscape design, please look at the links below for the right course for you:

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