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AGBB 2070 - Water Wise Landscape Design

  • NonCredit
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Want to save money and conserve water? Discover six steps to landscape design, including why the process is important and water savings involved. This course will cover site analysis regarding how family values play into landscape design, what hydrozoning means for water savings and plant selection, and how to use rectilinear, curvilinear, and angular design styles. You'll finish the course with tips and tricks to mix lines, color, texture, and form with scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence to create unity and pizzazz in your designs.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Outline the six generic steps in the landscape design process and explain how the process is important to potential water savings and how the process applies to existing landscapes
  • Discuss opportunities and limitations as they relate to the analysis
  • Explain how the story line defines the landscape around family values, needs, and wants
  • Describe hydrozoning and its role in potential water savings and plant selection
  • Describe lawn options related to design needs, property use, and water demand
  • Describe the use of rectilinear, curvilinear, and angular design styles
  • Describe how to refine a preliminary design for efficient irrigation efficiency
  • Describe the interplay of line, color, texture, and form with scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence to create unity in the design

Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the course.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.


Deryn Davidson

Deryn Davidson holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Currently, Deryn is the CSU Horticulture Extension Agent for Boulder County, a position in which she is able to look for new ways to help educate the public about the importance of good design and horticultural practices.