Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog
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AGH 154 - Residential Landscape Design

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech

Fundamentals of landscape design for homes are presented. Introduction to principles of landscaping as they apply to residential landscaping. Students are given opportunities to draw basic residential landscape plans.
Prerequisite: AGH 159  


  1. Distinguish between the career channels of a landscape designer and a landscape architect
  2. Outline the principles of art and design utilized in landscape design
    1. Identify the art principles used in landscaping
    2. Demonstrate the basics of good design
  3. Interpret landscape plans
  4. Use drafting techniques to draw a basic landscape plan to scale
  5. Reproduce blueprint coloring techniques
    1. Use colored pencils to color a blueprint
    2. Compose a colored blueprint using colored markers
  6. Interview a client, and develop a list of wants for a plan
    1. Use effective listening skills
    2. Follow oral and written directions
  7. Develop a planting plan for public, private and service areas using appropriate plant material for the design concept and cultural conditions
  8. Describe the features of a landscape plan to the client
  9. Accept critical analysis of a project by peers and instructor
  10. List landscape terms used in landscape design
  11. Identify the legal terms used in landscaping
  12. Describe the history of landscaping
    1. Discuss the influence of early civilizations on landscaping
    2. Diagram the European background on formal landscape design
    3. Relate the influence of English landscapes on American design
    4. Explain Asian interpretation of landscapes

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