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Garden Maintenance VHT100 Course Online

Why Study this Garden Maintenance Course?

If you’re having a hard time managing a garden or maybe you want to start managing one but you don’t know how to, this course will teach you all that and much more!

This online garden maintenance course will give you all the information needed to start managing a garden such as the machines needed, they best way to feed plants, the way weed spreads and how to control them, the way to control pests naturally and chemically, and the way to maintain plants.

 

Study this Garden Maintenance Course online and become an effective gardener

In this online garden maintenance course you will learn effective design and management of a garden.  Learn to have a healthy garden all year round.  Proper garden maintenance will save you time and money. Learn how with this course.

  • Understand the shortcuts to have a good looking garden without huge amounts of time and money.
  • Highly respected and qualified industry experts as tutors.
  • Learn more about garden maintenance.
  • Study garden maintenance online.

Course Outline

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction Planning and managing a garden.
    • Cost of Maintenance
    • Expensive and Less Expensive areas of a garden
    • Planning
    • Garden Checklists
    • Analysing Maintenance of Parks and Gardens
    • Organising Garden Maintenance Staff
  2. Garden Furnishings and Machinery
    • What Tool for What Job
    • Overview of Machinery
    • Mowers and How to Mow
    • Aerators, Chippers, Mechanised Sprayers, Chain Saws, Brush Cutters, etc.
    • Tractors
    • Tool Maintenance
    • Engine Troubleshooting
    • Outdoor Furniture -plastic, timber, metal
    • Protecting Furnishings -paints, stains, preservatives
  3. Feeding Plants
    • Symptoms of Nutritional and other Problems
    • Conducting an Inspection of Plants
    • Soil Characteristics and identification of Soil Issues
    • Review of Plant Nutrition
    • Choosing the Right Fertiliser
    • Diagnosing Nutritional Problems
    • Improving soils
  4. Weed Control
    • Nature and Scope of Weed Problems
    • Natural Ways to Control Weeds -suffocation, burning, cultivation, etc
    • Common groups of weeds and options for treating and recognising different weed varieties.
  5. Weedicides
    • How Weeds Spread
    • Types of chemicals found in weedicides and suitable weedicide
    • Which chemical would control the weed.
    • Chemicals and the Law
  6. Natural Pest Control
    • Scope and Nature of Natural Controls
    • Cultural Controls
    • Mechanical Control Methods
    • Physical Control Methods
    • Methods for controlling selected insects
    • Companion Planting
    • Common Environmental Problems
    • Tolerance Levels in different plants
    • Biological Controls
    • Natural Sprays
    • Buffer Zones
    • Mulching
  7. Chemical Pest Control
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    • Ways of Applying Chemicals
    • Safety with Chemicals
    • Understanding Pesticides -toxicity, LD50, Persistence, etc.
    • Specific chemical treatments and a summary of pesticides.
  8. Turf Management
    • Common Turf Problems
    • Turf Pests
    • Chemical Damage
    • Establishment and Maintence of Lawns
    • Mowing, Fertilizing, Aeration, etc
    • Turf varieties, appropriate turf for specific areas, low and high maintenance turf.
  9. Irrigation
    • Importance of Water
    • Water Loss from different soils & Improving Water retention
    • Understanding Water Dynamics in soil
    • Irrigation -types of systems
    • Planning an irrigation system
    • Using an irrigation system
    • Controlling slippery surfaces
  10. Maintenance of Plants
    • Why Prune
    • Before Pruning
    • Time of Pruning: Does it matter?
    • What to consider when pruning
    • Removing Dead Wood
    • Controlling shape and size
    • How to prune different types of plants

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Why Study this Garden Maintenance Course?

    If you’re having a hard time managing a garden or maybe you want to start managing one but you don’t know how to, this course will teach you all that and much more!

    This online garden maintenance course will give you all the information needed to start managing a garden such as the machines needed, they best way to feed plants, the way weed spreads and how to control them, the way to control pests naturally and chemically, and the way to maintain plants.

     

    Study this Garden Maintenance Course online and become an effective gardener

    In this online garden maintenance course you will learn effective design and management of a garden.  Learn to have a healthy garden all year round.  Proper garden maintenance will save you time and money. Learn how with this course.

    • Understand the shortcuts to have a good looking garden without huge amounts of time and money.
    • Highly respected and qualified industry experts as tutors.
    • Learn more about garden maintenance.
    • Study garden maintenance online.

    Course Outline

    There are 10 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction Planning and managing a garden.
      • Cost of Maintenance
      • Expensive and Less Expensive areas of a garden
      • Planning
      • Garden Checklists
      • Analysing Maintenance of Parks and Gardens
      • Organising Garden Maintenance Staff
    2. Garden Furnishings and Machinery
      • What Tool for What Job
      • Overview of Machinery
      • Mowers and How to Mow
      • Aerators, Chippers, Mechanised Sprayers, Chain Saws, Brush Cutters, etc.
      • Tractors
      • Tool Maintenance
      • Engine Troubleshooting
      • Outdoor Furniture -plastic, timber, metal
      • Protecting Furnishings -paints, stains, preservatives
    3. Feeding Plants
      • Symptoms of Nutritional and other Problems
      • Conducting an Inspection of Plants
      • Soil Characteristics and identification of Soil Issues
      • Review of Plant Nutrition
      • Choosing the Right Fertiliser
      • Diagnosing Nutritional Problems
      • Improving soils
    4. Weed Control
      • Nature and Scope of Weed Problems
      • Natural Ways to Control Weeds -suffocation, burning, cultivation, etc
      • Common groups of weeds and options for treating and recognising different weed varieties.
    5. Weedicides
      • How Weeds Spread
      • Types of chemicals found in weedicides and suitable weedicide
      • Which chemical would control the weed.
      • Chemicals and the Law
    6. Natural Pest Control
      • Scope and Nature of Natural Controls
      • Cultural Controls
      • Mechanical Control Methods
      • Physical Control Methods
      • Methods for controlling selected insects
      • Companion Planting
      • Common Environmental Problems
      • Tolerance Levels in different plants
      • Biological Controls
      • Natural Sprays
      • Buffer Zones
      • Mulching
    7. Chemical Pest Control
      • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
      • Ways of Applying Chemicals
      • Safety with Chemicals
      • Understanding Pesticides -toxicity, LD50, Persistence, etc.
      • Specific chemical treatments and a summary of pesticides.
    8. Turf Management
      • Common Turf Problems
      • Turf Pests
      • Chemical Damage
      • Establishment and Maintence of Lawns
      • Mowing, Fertilizing, Aeration, etc
      • Turf varieties, appropriate turf for specific areas, low and high maintenance turf.
    9. Irrigation
      • Importance of Water
      • Water Loss from different soils & Improving Water retention
      • Understanding Water Dynamics in soil
      • Irrigation -types of systems
      • Planning an irrigation system
      • Using an irrigation system
      • Controlling slippery surfaces
    10. Maintenance of Plants
      • Why Prune
      • Before Pruning
      • Time of Pruning: Does it matter?
      • What to consider when pruning
      • Removing Dead Wood
      • Controlling shape and size
      • How to prune different types of plants

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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