- Describe the work of the following: landscape
architect, landscape contractor, nurseryman, and
- Make a drawing (1/8 inch equals 1 foot) of your home
grounds. Show all buildings such as the house, garage,
and barn. (NOTE: if this is not possible, make a
drawing of a friend's yard.)
- Make a plan for these grounds. Change walks,
drives, walls, fences, and planting as you wish.
- Show flow lines for drainage of surface water.
- On a tracing of the drawing, prepare a planting plan.
Have at least two kinds each of deciduous and evergreen
trees and shrubs.
- Name 10 shrubs, 10 trees, 5 ground covers, 5
perennials, and 5 annuals good for planting in your
town. Describe their growth habits and soil and climate
- Tell the difference between evergreen and deciduous
- Describe the difference between broadleaf and
coniferous evergreen plants. Name one of each.
- Tell the difference between perennials and
- Show how to read topographic maps. Explain the
importance of a good drainage plan.
- Visit a well-landscaped yard, park, or building.
Describe how the landscape architect has helped it.