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Garden Maintenance VHT100 Course Online

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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    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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