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What does it take to be a landscaper?

What is the basics of being a landscaper? How can i develop being a landscaper? What Does mean to be a landscaper? Can we adapt on our perspective of being a landscaper?

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Christopher:

According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, Landscape Architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, private homes, businesses, and other open spaces. They also plan the locations of buildings, roads, walkways, flowers, shrubs, and trees within these environments. Landscape Architects design these areas so that they are not only easy to use but also harmonious with the natural environment. They use various technologies in their work. For example, using CADD software, landscape architects prepare models of their proposed work.

Landscape Architects spend much of their time in offices, where they create plans and designs, prepare models and preliminary cost estimates, and meet with clients and workers involved in designing or planning a project. They spend the rest of their time at job sites.

HOW TO BECOME A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

⏹ Education ⏹
Landscape Architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a state-issued license, which typically requires completion of an internship.

⏹ Training ⏹
To become licensed, candidates must meet experience requirements determined by each state. A list of training requirements is available from the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

⏹ Licenses/Certifications/Registrations ⏹
All states require landscape architects to be licensed. Candidates for license must pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE), which is sponsored by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

I hope this information was helpful as you get started on your research. Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

How to Become a Landscape Architect ◾ https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/landscape-architects.htm#tab-4
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Kate’s Answer

There are many different facets of working as a landscaper. Each has a variety of career opportunities.The landscape architect drives the process by selling the idea and plans. A plant nursery and greenhouses grow the plants indicated on the architects plan. Being employed as a grower requires some education but experience is important. A certificate or technical college degree in horticulture and an internship with a grower would do it. Even in the nursery and greenhouse there are many different jobs in addition to growing such as marketing and sales, IT, electrical, vehicle amd equipment maintenance. Probably the easiest landscape job to get into is maintenance. There is always a demand for people to mow, blow and control weeds. On the job training is needed and courses in horticulture would help. I highly recommend checking out your local community College to explore opportunities specific to your location
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