Creating an effective planting plan requires incorporating aesthetics, soil properties,
stakeholder goals, existing infrastructure, and desired ecosystem benefits. Given the
characteristics of a planting site, as well as what the customer wants to accomplish, you will
have the opportunity to design a plan that effectively addresses those needs and goals. You
will need to select appropriate plants to meet the design goals, consider what can or should
be done to modify the site so that the chosen plants will thrive, and communicate your design
clearly to the installation team.
By following the steps that are outlined in this course, you will be able to convert your initial design ideas into a standardized format that can be understood by others. You will follow this same process as you continue to design plantings in the future.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Identifying Plants
- Assessing Site and Soil Properties
- Improving Soil Properties
- Plant Selection