Help with designs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Craig Turf Management, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    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.
  2. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 34

  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    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.

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