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Landscape Design Help In Ohio

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MiksLawncare, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. MiksLawncare

    MiksLawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Hey there i have been in business for about 1 year coming up this march. I got more business then expected and i am getting a few commercial jobs this year. I was wondering if anyone would know where there would be a landscape design class that would teach me the basic fundementals? I have a computer program now but its just not the same as learning how to design from the ground up. Any help would be highly appriciated. Im in the general cleveland area if that helps.
     
  2. SwihartServices

    SwihartServices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    a local community college
     
  3. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Look for a branch of ohio state
     
  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    Everywhere you go take a camera ...and get snap happy.
    Workout what looks good,what doesnt, and why.
    Figure out what plant material looks good, what doesnt, What textures work, sizes, color etc etc.
    If you arent sure what plant is what walk around nurseries until you do.
     
  5. SwihartServices

    SwihartServices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Go to school. You'll learn more in a month than you will in ten years of listening to kootoomootoo.
     
  6. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    I learned more with hands on than i ever did at the ATI in wooster, they just prepare you a little for the real world. You have to be artistic anyway, or the designs will never come together. Plus you need to know your plants well and how they thrive. College can teach you about the plants, but so can differt nurseries if you take the time to learn.
     
  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    Yeah far bettr to regurgitate from a text book, Take a few multi choice tests and still have no clue.

    LET ME GUESS: You are also ICPI certified. Hence my point.

    Ok you have been at school a month ...what have you learned ....
    Except for taking pics of your "equipment".

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  8. STRINGALATION

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    well for what it is worth i took p.c.d.i and learned alot some say what they want but learned alot and nobodies .02 can stop that i think it was well worth i like hands on combined with books i think all of either leaves you short changed
     

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