How to Design and Plan Your Home Landscape

Landscaping successfully is both an art and a science, requiring a well-thought-out balance of aesthetics and functionality. Through proper design and planning, you can create a livable landscape that looks beautiful all year. This course combines the theoretical with the practical to help you understand some of the fundamental elements of artistic design and how to apply them to a realistic plan for your home landscape. We will cover the principles of color, line, form, unity, and focalization and learn how to incorporate them into a detailed plan that will help you achieve the look you want in keeping with your site conditions. Along the way, we will also discuss some basic maintenance and pest management tips.


Landscape Design Series (University of Florida IFAS Extension)

Class Presentation (2020) Updated presentation will be available in May 2022.