Does your garden or yard need an update, but you don't know where to start? Have you looked hiring a designer or landscape architect, only to realize it would cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars? Or, did you get a free design from a local nursery, and noticed that, well, it left a lot to be desired?
If you want a professionally designed garden, and you like to DIY, this is the course for you!
In this course, you'll not only learn the techniques professional designer use, you'll create your own customized design. Each lecture includes an assignment that will help guide you, step by step, through creating a garden or landscape design!
Learn how this course will help you create your own customized garden design.
Good garden or landscape design goes way beyond pretty flowers and shrubs! Learn how a good design can make your yard more useful and enjoyable.
When you create a design, do you pick plants first? Nope! In this lecture, learn the role plants play in design, and when you should pick them.
Spring, summer, fall, winter. When is the best time to create a design? In this lecture, I explain that the answer depends on a lot of factors, and give recommendations on when to start your design so you can take advantage of the growing season.
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The design process starts with identifying what you want and need in your current garden or landscape.
A great design is about you just as much as it's about your plants! Take a landscape personality test to help you create a design the suits you.
Your design needs to be both safe and legal, so in this lecture we cover ways to do both.
Have problems in your landscape or garden? We all do! Here's how you can solve them.
Time to draw! Learn how to create simple sketches that will bring your design to life.
Let me guide you through the process of selecting plants that will thrive in your garden, and help you solve problems in your landscape.
There are lots of design options out there, from sketching to professional design software. I'll show you some options and help you figure out what may work best for you.
Once you have a design, you need to decide if you want to DIY the install, or hire a professional. This lecture helps you pick which is better for you, plus provides some helpful tips on what to expect after your design is installed.
Learn more about scientific names, and why they help you pick exactly the plant you want.
Some of my favorite garden design books are listed here. They can help you go deeper and learn more about landscape design.
I designed my first garden when I was 8 years old, using crayons, graph paper, and several of my dad's seed catalogs. Once I grew up, I decided to get serious about my hobby and earned a degree in landscape design!
Now I own my own company, LK Landscape Design, where I focus on beauty, functionality, and sustainability in both my design and maintenance services. My goal is to create spaces that fit a client's lifestyle, but that also provide food and shelter for neighborhood wildlife.