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Craig Turf Management
03-12-2001, 04:31 AM
I operate a lawn and landscape maitenance operation. From time-to-time, I have clients ask me to do installs. I handle the simple jobs easily enough, and hire out larger jobs. I would like to get more involved with design and build. Problem is, I can't design. I do okay in my head or sketching a design, but I want to be able to make technical drawings. I have the tools, scale, templates, curves etc., I just don't know how to use them. I would prefer to learn this method before buying landscape design software. Can you folks recommend a book or something to get me started. I walk my local nurseries on rainy days to familiarize myself with plant material.
Any help would be great. Thanks, Bill.

03-13-2001, 01:11 AM
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03-14-2001, 11:55 PM
Check with your local professional associations such as Landscape Contractors Assoc., Nursery and Landscape Assoc. for classes and seminars. Also, community colleges may offer courses of interest to you.