Landscape Design Basics for Homeowners - 1 DAY
- $110.00 - Couple Price Per Person
- $130.00 - Member
- $135.00 - Non-Member
- $220.00 - Couple Price
1970 Folwell Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55113
United States of America
Building Number: 405
Landscape Design Basics for Homeowners
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 8:00am - 5:00 p.m.
Do you dream about having a beautiful home landscape or have a specific landscape project in mind, but not sure where to start? Whether professionally designed or not, it is fair to say most landscapes start out with good intentions. This day-long workshop is your opportunity to learn the theory and basic principles of sustainable landscape design and how to avoid mistakes commonly made by novices and professionals alike. The class curriculum is comprehensive and specifically developed to allow participants to practice their technique by designing a residential landscape case study (site specifications, and drawing and design materials provided).
The workshop will focus on the landscape design process including how to perform a site survey and site analysis (including how to collect a soil sample and complete a landscape needs assessment), base plans, concept lines and concept plans, draft and completed designs, site-specific plant selection, and landscape installation. Participants will also learn how to develop quality bed lines, how to properly mix and match plants based on function and landscape characteristics when designing landscape beds, and how to build flexibility into the landscape design and implementation process. Hands-on labs throughout the day will enable participants to put pencil to paper and apply the techniques learned in preparation for the next steps in the landscape design sequence.
Instructors: Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Extension horticulture educator, and Jim Calkins, landscape horticulturist and former landscape design and management instructor at the University of Minnesota.
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