About Landscape Design

These days, you can't drive two blocks without noticing the work of a landscape design specialist. Everywhere you look--college campuses, suburban neighborhoods, public and industrial parks, playgrounds, airports, shopping centers, golf courses, boulevards --people are trying to spruce up the concrete and metal of modern living with a touch of green. And that's where the landscape designer comes into play, working with architects, real estate firms, and city planners to brighten man-made environments with beautiful, natural elements like trees, flowers, ponds and shrubs.  With such a huge demand for landscape design, it's no surprise that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted rapid growth in every related field, creating a shortage of well-trained professionals over the next decade. Consequently, as a landscape design specialist you will be one of the most in-demand college graduates around.