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Managing the landscape business. Ms. Gripshover Landscape Unit 3. Our Objectives. Define the landscape industry. Describe the difference between a landscape designer and a landscape architect. Identify the duties of a landscape contractor.

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Managing the landscape business

Managing the landscape business

Ms. Gripshover

Landscape

Unit 3


Our objectives

Our Objectives

  • Define the landscape industry.

  • Describe the difference between a landscape designer and a landscape architect.

  • Identify the duties of a landscape contractor.

  • Identify the duties of landscape maintenance people.

  • Describe the use of computers in the landscape industry.


What is the landscape industry

What is the Landscape industry?

  • Landscaping- the art and science of selecting plants and placing them in an attractive and functional setting outdoors.

  • What activities are involved with landscaping?

  • Why do people landscape?


What are the differences between a landscape designer and a landscape architect

What are the differences between a landscape designer and a landscape architect?

  • Landscape design is the art of grouping plants together in an attractive and functional setting

  • Landscape design has two directions:

    1. Landscape designer- studies the horticulture behind the industry

    • Knowledgeable in plant i.d., plant growth, and principles of design

    • 2 or 4 year college

    • Works at a nursery or on residential projects or small scale public projects

      2. Landscape architect- focus on engineering and the math behind the design

      large scale designs

      must have a license and degree


What are the duties of a landscape contractor

What are the duties of a landscape contractor?

  • A landscape contractor has the task of taking a design on paper and actually installing it

  • This is known as landscape construction

  • What types of jobs might they do?

  • Works closely with the landscape designer

  • Supervises the landscape crew


What are the duties of the landscape maintenance people

What are the duties of the landscape maintenance people?

  • After installation, the landscape needs to be maintained

  • Landscape maintenance technicians are in charge of the upkeep

  • What duties might this person have?

  • Often use machinery

  • Large scale places like a golf course may have a crew of people working


How are computers used in the landscape industry

How are computers used in the landscape industry?

  • CAD (computer aided drafting) is used to make landscape plans to scale

  • Also used to:

    • Keep track of appointments

    • Make payments

    • Billing


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