Extension Helps Local Residents Create Landscape Designs

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Local residents had a little help with their home landscape through a three-part course hosted by Horticulture Educator Austin Little.

During the introductory meeting, individuals learned the fundamentals of home landscape design as they analyzed potential layouts for their designs. The second installation was a more in-depth look at basic drawing tools and the use of symbols when putting ideas to paper. The final class united all concepts as individuals put their plan in action by creating their own landscape design blueprints. For those that were unable to attend the spring session, Little will offer an additional opportunity this fall. More details will be posted on the website or Facebook at a later date.

Landscape design is a way to create a functional, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. The design process should have the end goal in mind as the space is always evolving due to plant grow and changes in the environmental condition.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of our programs, please contact your local county extension office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

News Source: Austin Little (618) 687-1727, little84@illinois.edu

News Writer: Heather Willis (618) 357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu