Landscape design is a stressful job, but it doesn't have to be. As an expert in the field, I can tell you that managing time, preventing design errors, and encouraging innovation and teamwork are all key components of successful landscape design. While the stress involved in this profession is not as intense as other horticultural careers, there are still challenges to be aware of. Unlike other horticultural jobs, landscape design is typically done in a comfortable studio with regular working hours. This means that you don't have to worry about hazardous work environments, the weather, or strange working hours.
However, it is important to note that landscape design can be a seasonal job in the early stages. When it comes to residential work potential and income, small and medium-sized landscape contractors are likely to hire a landscaper. There are many legitimate and well-trained landscape contractors who don't offer landscape plans but prefer to outsource part of the plan. I have worked year-round on both cases and when I was a designer (LA) for a couple of years with a landscape contractor. The best way to get into the field is to get a degree in landscape architecture and do an internship at a landscape architecture firm for a couple of years.
This will give you the experience and knowledge you need to succeed in this profession.