Landscape Planning, Materials & Construction I
This course introduces the fundamental characteristics and use of many of the materials such as wood, concrete, concrete products, aggregates, stone, and geo textiles used in basic landscape construction projects as well as plant materials as they relate to softscaping projects. Students will demonstrate skills relating to hard and soft landscaping to produce a final project. Low maintenance species, non-invasive, drought tolerant, eco-friendly and natural garden concepts are covered. The documenting and reporting of costs of each component of the design will be stressed and the basics of project staging for time and cost effectiveness are introduced.