Do you want to learn how to create and manage a home garden landscaping project? If so, landscaping courses online will give you the knowledge you need to succeed.
Certificate of Home Garden Landscaping is an online professional development course that will show you how to produce a landscaping plan to create a beautiful home garden.
In this garden landscaping course online, you will learn important design principles, garden styles throughout history, and graphical techniques for landscape plan drawing.
You will also learn about soil properties, basic landscape construction practices, management of pests and weeds, planting, pruning and lawn care and how to incorporate landscape furnishings and features.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to confidently design the garden and landscape you desire for your home.
Unit - Landscaping Home Gardens
Unit 1 – Basic design procedures
Deciding what you want
Step by step – creating the concept
Step-by-step – how to design a garden room
Garden room components – what to put in your garden room
Principles of landscape design
Qualities of landscape components
What is the soil like?
Record the dimensions, and other measurements.
consult the local government authority, or other relevant bodies.
Study the environment of the locality
What resources are available to do the job?
What preferences and priorities does the client or owner have?
Unit 2 – History and styles of gardening
The permaculture garden
Hill and pond garden
How Mexican gardens evolved
The history of gardening
The dark ages
Unit 3 – Drawing plans
Where to start: take it step-by-step!
What type of garden is needed?
Where the garden meets the house
Creating a transition
Consider the colour of the house
What to draw on and with
Representing plants on land scape
Basic design procedures
Unit 4 – Understanding soils
Soil chemical properties
Moving existing earth
What tools do you need?
What type of earth is useful?
Shaping sloping ground
Unit 5 – Basic landscape construction
Building with concrete
what is concrete?
What is cement?
What is mortar?
How to mix concrete and mortar
‘rodding’ the concrete
Beautifying existing concrete
Drainage and erosion
Types of drains
Types of rock walls
Specifications and contracts
Example layout for a contract specification
Know your work inside out before starting to put together a specification
Unit 6 – Weeds and pests
Knockdown and residual herbicides
Contact and systemic herbicides
Specific and broad-spectrum herbicides
Ways to control weeds
How to keep weeds out of a lawn
Weeds in pavement
Weeds in the garden bed
Common gardening problems
Natural pest control
Integrated pest management
Unit 7 – Planting and pruning
Making garden beds
The variables of garden beds
Raised and sunken beds
No-dig garden beds – one method
Planting for a cottage garden
What is a cottage garden plant?
How to use plants in the cottage garden
What to plant in damp spots
Creating a bog garden
Beware of weeds
Conifers for damp soils
General pruning rules
Reasons to prune
Where to cut
How to root prune
When to prune
Pruning different types of roses
Pruning different plants
Pruning in the home orchard
Pruning systems for fruit trees
Unit 8 – Lawns and surfaces
Soft ground surfaces
Laying a new lawn
Growing from seed step-by-step
Double the paving, double the effect
Why use more than one paving material?
Divide up the paving
Deciding on a concrete or sand base
Finishes (concrete, asphalt, and gravel)
Same material – two colours
Does it match?
Unit 9 – Furnishings and features
Choosing or designing features
Layout problems with playground structures
Swings and other moving equipment
Surfaces and sufficient space
Edging and garden borders
Edges give definition to a garden
Why people use garden edges
Fencing and hedging
Framing the view
Paintings and pots
Garden buildings (sheds, gazebos, floors)
Location and landscaping
Unit 10 – Developing your garden
Components of a garden
Plants and animals
Hard landscape features
Outdoor living areas
What do you need?
What are some outdoor living areas options?
What should you include in your outdoor living area?
Gardens for children
Designing the garden for children
Plants to avoid around children
Swing sets and climbing frames
Surfaces for play equipment
Floor covering options
Where to put a pavilion
Types of construction
Minimising fire hazards around the house and garden
Maintenance for fire control
Be prepared: what you need to fight fire
Estimated duration 50 hours
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