Landscape Design and Planting Criteria
Landscape plantings harmonize the development with the surrounding natural and human environment. The purpose of this course is to help engineers and architects understand the basic principles of landscape design. The course material provides planting design guidelines for preserving and improving the quality of the visual environment; prescribes standard practices and techniques for planting and initial care of plant materials; and includes guidance for the selection and establishment of turf. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
purpose of this course is to provide guidance to the design criteria of landscape
plantings and vegetation management. You are required to study the following
Basic Principles of Landscape Design (html)
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-210-05FA) Design: Landscape Design and Planting Criteria (A DOD publication, 2004 edition, PDF format, 1.4 MB).
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Landscape design is one of the most important aspects in the sustainable development. This course covers the principles of landscape design, attributes of plantings, design process and considerations in addition to planting techniques. The primary goal of better landscape design is to make our world a better place to live.
technical information related to this subject, please visit the following web pages:
Landscaping and Landscape Design Resources
Landscape Design Forum - GardenWeb
Landscape Design Software Review 2006
U.S. Green Building Council
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.