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how did most of you all get your training

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jeff_0, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    I'm refering to things dealing with landscapeing. like laying brick, concrete designs, stone walls. etc.
  2. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    i also wanted to include builing ponds and things of that sort also.
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    I bought books early in the business, read them over and over. Looked at others' work, also watched as they did them. Talk with other contractors

    Then did one myself, then another and another after that...............
  4. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Worked with a well know landscaper in the area. Watched, Listened, Practiced.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    4+ years of College/University training with a couple of season's worth of internship thrown in for good measure. Then 20 years of practical field application. I'm still learning things in this business, it's continually ongoing.
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Working with people experienced in a particular area you are interested in is the best type of training. Books are informative, but nothing can train you better than the "hands on" experience.

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