I was curious as to what it takes to be a professional landscape designer/landscaper. I see so many companies advertising "Professional Landscape Design" when all they do is draw circles and squares on paper or come up with a design on a cheap Wal-Mart program. I have a 4 year Landscape Design degree from a major University and I still ask myself "Am I considered a professional in the industry?" I go to trade shows acting as a customer and talk to other people in the industry that consider themselves "professionals" and I am amazed at the lack of knowledge they have or the BS they feed their customers. I wish Landscape Designers had more of a classification such as a Landscape Architect that way it would add value to the meaning of a Landscape Designer.