The job obligations differ from their levels and positions. For an entry-level job or trainee, the duties would be gaining knowledge about how the work is actually done and undertaking various design projects. The next level is the intermediate level, where the designer carries out a wide range of designing assignments, which includes on-the-job training.
The next level is that of a professionally well-trained designer, who is responsible for carrying out all related functions and operations in a full-fledged capacity and work environment. He also has to be well prepared for taking his own decisions, and making plans and strategies which certainly have a substantial effect on the ongoing project.
These areas may be customized lawns, parks, walks, main roads, etc. Landscape designers carry out detailed construction site examinations which include analysis of soil, grown plants and trees, natural and landscape lighting, visual conception, and architectural style of the intended project or property.
They have to regularly be in touch with other workers such as contractors and construction supervisors for coordinating the work efficiently. They conduct a thorough research on the present condition and status of the site which is to be worked upon, to determine the aftereffects of the construction.
If required, they even participate in public and media presentations to discuss the project concept. They have to ensure that the work to be done would not in any way have an adverse effect on the natural resources such as trees and soil.
The per annum pay scale ranges from US $34,994 to US $60,209, which depends on the facility they work in and the clients they work for. Moreover, their earnings highly count on their level of expertise and years of experience.