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What you will learn - Learn to design the gardens of your dreams
  • Introduction
  • Major Figures in Design
  • Principles of Garden Design
  • Styles of Gardens
  • Project Scope
  • Soil and Preparation
  • Plantings and Trees
  • Plant Care
  • Surfaces and Patios
  • Paths and Walkways
  • Decorations, Structures, and Accents
  • Equipment, Tools, and Materials
Get BIG Savings with our Garden Design Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses
  1. Garden Design
  2. Lawn and Garden Maintenance
  3. Horticulture
  4. Hydroponics
  5. Marketing for Small Businesses
1. Garden Design: Learn to design the gardens of your dreams

Learn the art of garden design in our comprehensive online garden design courses. You will learn the fundamental elements of style, basic techniques and professional tricks necessary to design the gardens of your dreams.
Professional garden design is something that is inspirational and is essentially solving the various logistical problems associated with what you have to work with, where to position such items as pathways, swimming pools, tennis courts, water features, flower beds and which plants would be most suited. Good garden design adds these ingredients to create a style in keeping with the site, the house and your client's requirements.

The whole process of design begins long before you put pen to paper. Your initial job is to find out just what you have and then what you want to achieve based on this initial fact finding.

2. Garden Maintenance: Study Lawn and Garden Maintenance Online Course and Learn How to Properly Care for your Lawn and Garden

Our Lawn and Garden Maintenance Online Course includes all the products and methods needed to run an effective lawn mowing service. Learn how to mulch, fertilize, restore, and revitalize your lawns, among other things, as well as how to properly mow them. 

The lawn is an important part of home ground development as well as any other sort of garden, serving as a landscape's green carpet. A well-kept lawn contributes to a home's look, attractiveness, conveniences, and use, all of which increase to the property's value.

Grass is one of the toughest to maintain, and maintaining a lawn is simple as long as you are diligent. A well-maintained lawn accounts for most of a garden's aesthetic appeal. If a lawn isn't properly cared for, it will quickly become unusable.

These Lawn and Garden Maintenance Course are designed to provide you the knowledge and skills you need to keep your garden healthy and attractive. Lawn care management is a broad field of study that is commonly dismissed as the dreary side of horticulture when it is, in fact, highly technical and of vital importance.

3. Horticulture: Study Horticulture Online Course and Gain Skills and Knowledge Needed to Better Understand the Growing of Plants

Our Horticulture Online Course will discuss Horticulture, the technology and art of sustainable development, production of plants. We will discuss the role of horticulture and its contribution to the beauty, sustainability and relaxation of our environment and human existence.

Plant growing technology, also known as agronomy, is the technology of production of food plants, cereals, fodder, grasses and fibres by the world's leading companies and consists of production, breeding, and marketing.

The production and use of varieties of seeds and vegetables allow us to have a healthy and balanced diet in daily life. Flowers and ornamental flowers enrich our homes and groups and contribute to our well-being.

4. Hydroponics: Study Hydroponics Online Course and Understand This Scientific Art of Hydroponics

Our Hydroponics Online Course will teach you the basics of what to feed your plants and how to do it properly. Plants are grown in hydroponics by placing their roots in a liquid fertilizer solution rather than in soil. Many of us have seen that when we submerge a plant cutting in water, it develops roots and begins to grow.

You'll soon be able to comprehend this scientific art, and the course will break down the technical jargon and walk you through the steps of setting up your own hydroponics system.

5. Marketing for Small Businesses: Explore 100 Strategies For Your Small Business

Explore 100 Strategies For Your Small Business
Marketing is about getting your business known and building your position within the marketplace. This course will show you how small businesses can leverage traditional marketing tools to grow their presence, increase results, and meet business goals.

This course will teach you how marketing is different for small businesses, elements of a successful marketing message, what the marketing cycle looks like, how to build a marketing plan with the five P’s, how to market with social media, and how to create a marketing budget. You will also explore over 100 strategies and consider which ones are right for your small business.

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Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

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The Garden Design 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Garden Design

Introduction – Garden Design Influences

  • British Garden Designers
  • Brown, Lancelot 
  • Crowe, (Dame) Sylvia
  • Farrer, Reginald 
  • Jekyll, Gertrude 
  • Jellicoe, Geoffrey 
  • Kent, William 
  • Le Notre 
  • London, George 
  • Lorraine, Claude 
  • Lutyen, (Sir) Edwin 
  • Mollet, Claude
  • Paxton, (Sir) Joseph 
  • Peto, Harold
  • Price, (Sir) Uvedale 
  • Repton, Humphrey 
  • Robinson, William 
  • Rose, John 
  • Sackville-West, Vita 
  • Switzer, Stephen 
  • Wise, Henry 
  • Famous American Landscape Designers
  • Church, Thomas 
  • Downing, Andrew Jackson 
  • Jefferson, Thomas 
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 
  • Steele, Fletcher 
  • London Landscape Designers
  • Abercrombie, Sir Patrick
  • Agar, Madeline
  • Bridgeman, Charles 
  • Brown, Lancelot ‘Capability’
  • Brown, Michael
  • Chamberlain, Powell and Bon
  • Chambers, Sir William 
  • Colvin, Brenda
  • Colvin and Moggridge
  • Crowe, Dame Sylvia
  • Darbourne and Darke
  • Derek Lovejoy and Partners
  • Gibberd, Sir Frederick
  • GLC Parks Department
  • Hicks, Philip
  • Holden, Robert
  • Jacobsen, Preben
  • Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey
  • Kent, William 
  • Lancaster, Michael
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Le Notre, Andre
  • Liversedge, Jamie
  • London and Wise
  • Lutyens, Edwin
  • Mawson, Thomas
  • Paxton, Joseph
  • Page, Russell
  • Pickering, Maurice
  • Repton, Humphrey
  • Rowbotham, Rick
  • Shepherd, Sir Peter
  • Tibbalds Monroe
  • Turner, Tom

The Client-Designer Relationship - The Basic Principles of Garden Design

  • Client-Designer Relationship
  • Initial Meeting
  • Follow-up Meeting
  • Budget
  • Presenting the Budget
  • Key to a Successful Job
  • Basic Principles of Garden Design
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Colour
  • Natural Transition

Planning the Garden

  • Planning a Garden
  • Main Spaces
  • Garden Utilities
  • Recreation Areas
  • Structural Features
  • Storage Requirements
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Drainage
  • Pets
  • Special Places
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Glossary
  • Accent Plants
  • Annual Gardens
  • Balance

Base Map

  • Base Plan
  • Balance
  • Border Planting:
  • Bubble Diagram
  • Client or Family Interview
  • Clients
  • Commercial Grounds

Completed Landscape Design

  • Concept Lines
  • Concept Plans
  • Corner Plantings
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Draft Designs
  • Easements
  • Elements of Design
  • Emphasis
  • Foundation Plantings
  • Freestanding or Group Plantings
  • Functional
  • Hard-Goods
  • Hardscaping
  • Height and Width
  • Imaginary Lines
  • Implementation
  • Key Plants
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Design Process
  • Landscape Design Program
  • Landscape Design Sequence
  • Maintainability
  • Mass Plantings
  • Micro-Manage
  • Module
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patio Garden
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Photographic View
  • Plant Groupings
  • Plan View or Plan View Drawings
  • Primary Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Professional Landscape Designer
  • Public Grounds
  • Residential Grounds
  • Scale
  • Screen Plantings
  • Seasonal Interest or Colour:
  • Secondary Elements of Design

Sequence

  • Simplicity
  • Site Analysis
  • Site Plan
  • Site Survey
  • Spaces
  • Specimen Plants
  • Sub-module
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Texture
  • Trees
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Visualisation Exercise
  • Visually Pleasing

Taking Measurements

  • Triangulation
  • How to Measure Changes in Level or a
  • Preparing A Scale Drawing

Drawing the Plan

  • Outline Design
  • Preparing Structural Plan
  • Making a Planting Plan
  • Structural Planting
  • Ground Cover Planting
  • Ornamental Planting
  • Functional Planting
  • Design Principles
  • Style
  • Flow
  • Scale
  • Rhythm or Repetition
  • Paths
  • Focal Points

Light & Shade

  • Terminology
  • Summing up Garden Design Process
  • Initial Consultation
  • Survey
  • Analysis and Sketch Designs
  • Structure Plan

Planting Plan

  • Construction
  • Preparing the Garden
  • Aspect
  • Drainage
  • Erosion
  • Using Different Levels – Shaping &
  • Cut & Fills
  • Coping with Slopes
  • Marking Out
  • Marking Out from Offsets

Equipment, Tools, Soil and Irrigation

  • Equipment & Tools
  • Crowbar
  • Cultivator
  • Dibbers
  • Fertiliser Spreader
  • Forks
  • Gloves
  • High Pruners
  • Hoes
  • Ladder
  • Lawn Roller
  • Lines
  • Lopping Pruners
  • Mattock
  • pH Testing Equipment
  • Pick
  • Pruning Saw
  • Rakes
  • Secateurs
  • Shovel
  • Sieves
  • Spades
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Soil
  • pH Scale
  • Soil Improvers
  • Clay
  • Sandy
  • Too Alkaline Soils
  • Too Acid Soils
  • Compost
  • Irrigation
  • Pipes
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Sprays and Sprinklers
  • Moveable Sprinklers
  • Oscillator Sprays
  • Water Tractors
  • Fan Sprayers
  • Fixed Sprinklers
  • Fixed systems and micro sprays
  • Mini Sprinklers
  • Impact Sprinklers
  • Pop-up Sprinklers & Fixed Riser Spray
  • Emitter Choice

Surfaces

  • Paving The Way
  • Surfaces
  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Cobbles and Boulders
  • Sand
  • Paver Bedding Sand
  • Brickies Loam
  • Washed Pit Sand
  • White Silver Sand
  • Fill Sand
  • Medium River Sand
  • Gravel & Chippings
  • Brick
  • Patio & Walks
  • Bases
  • Drainage
  • Brick Bonding Patterns
  • Stretcher Bond
  • Herringbone
  • Basket weave
  • Stack Bond Bricks
  • Diagonal Dutch
  • Quartered Stable Pavers
  • Laying a Brick Path
  • Tiles
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Concrete Laid on Site
  • Trims & Edges
  • Bricks
  • Metal Strips
  • Concrete Curb Edgings
  • Granite Sets
  • Precast Concrete Slabs
  • Tiles
  • Rope Edgings
  • Timber
  • Boards
  • Round Sawn Logs
  • Unsawn Logs
  • Heavy Logs
  • Railway Sleepers
  • Natural stone

Lawns and Steps

  • Lawns
  • Lawns Step-by-Step
  • Steps
  • Tread
  • Riser
  • Nosing
  • Pitch
  • Top & Bottom Landings
  • Intermediate Landing
  • Side Wall(s)
  • Foundation
  • Riser/Tread Ratios
  • Materials & Designs
  • Rock Steps
  • Vertical Log Steps
  • Fully Recessed Stone Steps
  • Three directional Stone Steps
  • Partially Recessed Stone Steps
  • Projecting Brick Steps
  • Sawed Wood Risers
  • Horizontal Log Risers
  • Cantilevered Steps
  • Ramps
  • Using Wood to Build Ramps
  • Tools
  • Earth Handling Tools
  • Useful Portable Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Bolts
  • Connectors
  • Footings
  • Railings

Planting

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for
  • Planting Procedures for Bare-rooted
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When to Feed with Fertiliser
  • Using Organic Material
  • Protection from Pests & Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or diseased Wood
  • Controlling Type of Growth
  • Flower/Fruit or Vegetative Buds
  • Controlling the Shape & Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Dead Heading
  • Special Notes on Tree Care
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Garden Features

  • Gazebos
  • Statuary
  • Gates & Arches
  • Sundials & Birdbaths
  • Garden Furniture
  • Urns, Pots & Tubs
  • Paths & Pavers
  • Traditional Water Features
  • Pergolas, Pleached Alleys & Arbours
  • Pleached Alleys
  • Bowers & Arbours
  • Lawns
  • Lawns are Beneficial
  • Lawn Shape & Design
  • Garden Edges
  • Using Edging to the Best Effect
  • Types of Edging
  • Timber
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Use of Pavers Stone & Gravels
  • Methods of Laying Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Choosing a Water Garden
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Size
  • Ease of Setting Up
  • Moving or Still Water
  • Plants & Animals to Use
  • Keeping Water In
  • Concrete
  • Brick or Stone
  • Fibreglass
  • Pool Liners
  • Waterproofing the Ground
  • Clean Water
  • Filters
  • Hints
  • Walls
  • Brick
  • Coping
  • Expansion Joints
  • Concrete
  • Fencing
  • Close Board Fencing

Costing and Estimation

  • Irregular Areas
  • Radical Method
  • Grid Method
  • The Dot Method
  • The Planimeter
  • Working our Hourly Rates
  • Terms
  • Salary
  • Operating Costs
  • Bulk Time Rate
  • Chargeable Hours
  • Hourly Charge-Out Rate

Course 2 - Garden Maintenance

Module 1: Introduction and Planning

  • Maintenance Plans and Scheduling
  • Factors in Planning
  • Staffing and Hiring 

Module 2: Equipment and Consumables

  • Lawn Mowers 
  • Trimmers, Cutters, and Blowers
  • Hand Tools
  • Seeders and Spreaders
  • Chippers
  • Aerators
  • Expanding Equipment Inventory
  • Choosing Equipment
  • Trailers
  • Consumables
  • Fertilizer
  • Mulch
  • Stone 
  • Topsoil

Module 3: Soils and Fertilizers

  • Soils
  • Macronutrient Testing 
  • pH 
  • Potassium
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Types of Fertilizer
  • Common Issues with Soil

Module 4: Plant Care and Nutrition

  • Basic Plant Requirements
  • Plants in Commercial Settings
  • Plants in Residential Settings
  • Potted Plants
  • Cation Exchange Capability
  • Plant Care Mistakes
  • Selecting Plants
  • Pruning
  • Pruning may include

Module 5: Signs of Poor Plant Health

  • Identifying Causes
  • Improper Soil
  • Low Light
  • Improper Amount of Water
  • Pests
  • Uncommon Environmental Causes
  • Contagious Diseases
  • Invasive Species

Module 6: Chemical Weed and Pest Control

  • Weeds and Pests
  • Herbicides
  • Common Types of Weeds
  • Plant Competition
  • Common Types of Pests
  • Benefits of Using Chemicals
  • Disadvantages of Chemicals
  • Common Types of Chemicals

Module 7: Organic Weed and Pest Control

  • Pros of Organic Management
  • Cons of Organic Management
  • Efficacy of Organic Options
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Growing Popularity
  • Special Use Applications

Module 8: Irrigation Systems

  • Types of Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Making an Irrigation Plan
  • Trickle Systems
  • How to Use an Irrigation System
  • Automating Irrigation Systems
  • Maintenance and Care

Module 9: Lawn and Garden Safety

  • Chemical Handling and Storage
  • Storage
  • Handling
  • Chemical Record-keeping
  • Harmful Chemicals Case Study
  • Essential Safety Equipment
  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Footwear
  • Hard Hats
  • Chainsaws, Chippers, and Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Guarding
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Module 10: Best Business Practices

  • Initial Planning and Budgeting
  • Pros of Starting a Lawn Care Business
  • Cons of Starting a Lawn Care Business
  • How to Determine Pricing
  • Accumulating Equipment Over Time
  • Location 
  • Winter Work
  • Snowplowing and Salt Services
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Holiday Services
  • Winter Lawn Care
  • Indoor Gardening Services
  • Firewood Delivery Service
  • Accounting Best Practices
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Characteristics of Good Customer Service

Course 3 - Horticulture

Module 1: Horticulture

  • History of Horticulture
  • Father of American Horticulture
  • Role of a Horticulturist
  • Salary and Career Outlook

Module 2: Anatomy and Plant Processes

  • Basic Anatomical Components
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Seeds and Flowers
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Osmosis

Module 3: Soil Science

  • Soil Basics
  • Sandy Soil
  • Loamy Soil
  • Silt Soil
  • Clay Soil
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Testing Soil
  • Testing Procedures
  • Common Soil Issues
  • Soil Erosion
  • Composting

Module 4: Floriculture

  • Floriculture
  • Ornamental Plants
  • Bedding and Garden Plants
  • Potted Plants
  • Annual Flowers
  • Perennial Flowers

Module 5: Arboriculture

  • Definition of Arboriculture
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Vines
  • Responsibilities of an Arboriculturist

Module 6: Landscape Horticulture

  • Lawn Design
  • Mapping
  • Atmosphere
  • Functionality
  • Creativity
  • Types of Grass
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Watering Lawns
  • Safe Mowing

Module 7: Indoor Plants

  • Ideal Environment
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Container Material
  • Container Size

Module 8: Plant Species

  • Native Plants
  • Exotic Plants
  • Invasive Plants

Module 9: Propagation

  • Sexual Propagation Cycle
  • Preparing Seed Beds and Trays
  • Storing Seeds
  • Cuttings
  • Grafts

Module 10: Amenity Horticulture

  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Key Plant Groups
  • Hardiness
  • Maintenance
  • Appearance
  • Budget
  • Functionality

Module 11: Fertilizer

  • Feeding Plants
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Chemical Fertilizer
  • Composting
  • Benefits of Composting

Module 12: Planting and Potting

  • Planting in Containers
  • Fertilizer
  • Transplanting
  • Staking
  • Caring for Newly Transplanted Plants
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • When to Fertilize
  • Maintenance: Cutting Back
  • Maintenance: Pinching
  • Maintenance: Deadheading

Module 13: Threats to Plant Health

  • Types of Threats
  • Insects and Pests
  • Defining Disease
  • Fungi
  • Viruses
  • Bacterial Disease
  • Detection and Control
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Shade
  • Drainage

Module 14: Weed Control

  • Defining Weeds
  • Characteristics of Weeds
  • Controlling Weeds
  • Weeding by Hand
  • Herbicides

Module 15: Nuisance Wildlife

  • Defining Nuisance Wildlife
  • Small Mammals
  • Predators
  • Responding to Nuisance Wildlife
  • Traps
  • Barriers

Course 4 - Hydroponics

Module 1: Introduction

  • Hydroponic Systems
  • Aeroponics Systems
  • Deep-Water Culture Systems
  • Drip Systems
  • Ebb and Flow Systems
  • Nutrient Film Techniques
  • Wick Systems
  • History of Hydroponics

Module 2: Plant Biology

  • Photosynthesis
  • Water Transportation and Transpiration
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Dominant vs. Recessive Traits

Module 3: Plant Nutrition

  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Challenges
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Why is pH Important?
  • Testing pH and Nutrient Balance

Module 4: Health and Disease

  • Signs of Disease in Plants
  • Plant Life Cycles
  • Monocarpic Plants
  • Polycarpic Plants
  • Paucicarpic Plants
  • Root Rot in Hydroponics
  • Fungal Diseases

Module 5: Pest Control

  • Pests that Target Hydroponic Systems
  • Aphids
  • Spider Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Mealy Bugs
  • Miscellaneous Larvae
  • Animals Drawn to Water
  • Pesticides
  • Natural Pest-Repellent Substances
  • Sticky Traps
  • Introducing Beneficial Bugs

Module 6: Fruits and Vegetables

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Sample Project: Mini Herb Garden

Module 7: Ornamental Plants

  • Orchids
  • Amaryllis
  • Daffodils
  • Freesia
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Gerbera
  • Edible Flowers
  • Window Boxes
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Living Centerpieces and Decorations

Module 8: High-Risk Plants

  • Difficult Plants for Hydroponics
  • Nutrient Consumption
  • Large Root Systems
  • Vertical Limitations
  • Weight

Module 9: Specialty Systems

  • Nutriculture Grow Systems
  • Aquaponics
  • Aeroponics and Misting

Module 10: Substrates

  • Defining Substrates
  • Types of Substrate Materials
  • Considerations
  • System Type
  • Aeration
  • pH
  • Weight
  • Budget
  • Environmental Impact

Module 11: Tools and Equipment

  • Essential Tools and Equipment
  • Water
  • Lighting
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Trays
  • Nutrients
  • Air Pumps and Stones
  • General Plant Care and Gardening Tools
  • Tool and Equipment Care Practices
  • Purchasing Materials and Budgeting

Module 12: Indoor and Outdoor Systems

  • Similarities and Differences
  • Typical Organization and Layout
  • Pros and Cons of Indoor Systems
  • Pros and Cons of Outdoor Systems
  • Best Climate for Outdoor Setups
  • Ponds and Aquaponics

Course 5 - Marketing for Small Businesses

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Marketing for Small Business

  • Defining Marketing in the Small Business Context
  • Marketing and Sales
  • The Best Marketing
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Standing Out from the Crowd
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session 3: Elements of a Successful Marketing Message

  • Your USP
  • Making Connections
  • Building the Relationship
  • Find Common Ground
  • Use Direct Language and Deliver a Message That is Clear, Calm, and Direct
  • Factual Descriptions and Relevant Details are More Likely To Be Heard
  • Use Repetition Respectfully to Keep Things on Track
  • Body Language Says It All
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Predictability
  • Reciprocation
  • Consistency and Commitment
  • Social Evidence
  • Authority
  • Liking
  • Scarcity
  • Self-Interest
  • Testing and Revising

Session 4: The Marketing Cycle in Small Business

  • Marketing Essentials
  • Stage One: Consumer and Market Analysis
  • What Do They Need?
  • Who is Buying and Who is Using Our Product?
  • What Is the Buying Process?
  • Sample Buying Process
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation?
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation? Part Two
  • Stage Two: Analyzing the Competition and Yourself
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Next Steps
  • Stage Three: Analyzing Distribution Channels
  • Sample Configuration
  • Making Connections
  • Stage Four: Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Place
  • Price, Part One
  • Price, Part Two
  • Price, Part Three
  • Promotion
  • Packaging
  • Bringing it All Together
  • Key Considerations
  • Remember!
  • Making Connections

Session 5: Identifying Marketing Strategies

  • Key Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
  • Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
  • Key Strategies
  • Making Connections
  • Top Ten Strategies for Success
  • Identifying the Strategies
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • A Simple Marketing Plan for Small Budgets

Session 6: Implementing Your Plan

  • What is a Marketing Budget?
  • Crashing Your Own Budget
  • Four Rules for Establishing Your Budget
  • Managing Your Budget
  • Know Your Accruals, Part One
  • Know Your Accruals, Part Two
  • Stage Five: Implementing and Evaluating
  • Making Connections
  • Stage Six: Reviewing and Revising
  • Adapting and Evolving
  • Case Study

Session 7: Internet Marketing Basics

  • What It Looks Like
  • Sample Site Structure
  • Making Connections
  • Popular Strategies
  • Web Design and Development
  • Affiliate Programs
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Using Social Media
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Sharing Messages
  • Building Community
  • Considering Videos
  • Be Remarkable!
  • E-mail Marketing
  • A Cautionary Note
  • Distribution Services, Part One
  • Distribution Services, Part Two
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What you will learn - Learn to design the gardens of your dreams
  • Introduction
  • Major Figures in Design
  • Principles of Garden Design
  • Styles of Gardens
  • Project Scope
  • Soil and Preparation
  • Plantings and Trees
  • Plant Care
  • Surfaces and Patios
  • Paths and Walkways
  • Decorations, Structures, and Accents
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Course 1 - Garden Design

Introduction – Garden Design Influences

  • British Garden Designers
  • Brown, Lancelot 
  • Crowe, (Dame) Sylvia
  • Farrer, Reginald 
  • Jekyll, Gertrude 
  • Jellicoe, Geoffrey 
  • Kent, William 
  • Le Notre 
  • London, George 
  • Lorraine, Claude 
  • Lutyen, (Sir) Edwin 
  • Mollet, Claude
  • Paxton, (Sir) Joseph 
  • Peto, Harold
  • Price, (Sir) Uvedale 
  • Repton, Humphrey 
  • Robinson, William 
  • Rose, John 
  • Sackville-West, Vita 
  • Switzer, Stephen 
  • Wise, Henry 
  • Famous American Landscape Designers
  • Church, Thomas 
  • Downing, Andrew Jackson 
  • Jefferson, Thomas 
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 
  • Steele, Fletcher 
  • London Landscape Designers
  • Abercrombie, Sir Patrick
  • Agar, Madeline
  • Bridgeman, Charles 
  • Brown, Lancelot ‘Capability’
  • Brown, Michael
  • Chamberlain, Powell and Bon
  • Chambers, Sir William 
  • Colvin, Brenda
  • Colvin and Moggridge
  • Crowe, Dame Sylvia
  • Darbourne and Darke
  • Derek Lovejoy and Partners
  • Gibberd, Sir Frederick
  • GLC Parks Department
  • Hicks, Philip
  • Holden, Robert
  • Jacobsen, Preben
  • Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey
  • Kent, William 
  • Lancaster, Michael
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Le Notre, Andre
  • Liversedge, Jamie
  • London and Wise
  • Lutyens, Edwin
  • Mawson, Thomas
  • Paxton, Joseph
  • Page, Russell
  • Pickering, Maurice
  • Repton, Humphrey
  • Rowbotham, Rick
  • Shepherd, Sir Peter
  • Tibbalds Monroe
  • Turner, Tom

The Client-Designer Relationship - The Basic Principles of Garden Design

  • Client-Designer Relationship
  • Initial Meeting
  • Follow-up Meeting
  • Budget
  • Presenting the Budget
  • Key to a Successful Job
  • Basic Principles of Garden Design
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Colour
  • Natural Transition

Planning the Garden

  • Planning a Garden
  • Main Spaces
  • Garden Utilities
  • Recreation Areas
  • Structural Features
  • Storage Requirements
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Drainage
  • Pets
  • Special Places
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Glossary
  • Accent Plants
  • Annual Gardens
  • Balance

Base Map

  • Base Plan
  • Balance
  • Border Planting:
  • Bubble Diagram
  • Client or Family Interview
  • Clients
  • Commercial Grounds

Completed Landscape Design

  • Concept Lines
  • Concept Plans
  • Corner Plantings
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Draft Designs
  • Easements
  • Elements of Design
  • Emphasis
  • Foundation Plantings
  • Freestanding or Group Plantings
  • Functional
  • Hard-Goods
  • Hardscaping
  • Height and Width
  • Imaginary Lines
  • Implementation
  • Key Plants
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Design Process
  • Landscape Design Program
  • Landscape Design Sequence
  • Maintainability
  • Mass Plantings
  • Micro-Manage
  • Module
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patio Garden
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Photographic View
  • Plant Groupings
  • Plan View or Plan View Drawings
  • Primary Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Professional Landscape Designer
  • Public Grounds
  • Residential Grounds
  • Scale
  • Screen Plantings
  • Seasonal Interest or Colour:
  • Secondary Elements of Design

Sequence

  • Simplicity
  • Site Analysis
  • Site Plan
  • Site Survey
  • Spaces
  • Specimen Plants
  • Sub-module
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Texture
  • Trees
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Visualisation Exercise
  • Visually Pleasing

Taking Measurements

  • Triangulation
  • How to Measure Changes in Level or a
  • Preparing A Scale Drawing

Drawing the Plan

  • Outline Design
  • Preparing Structural Plan
  • Making a Planting Plan
  • Structural Planting
  • Ground Cover Planting
  • Ornamental Planting
  • Functional Planting
  • Design Principles
  • Style
  • Flow
  • Scale
  • Rhythm or Repetition
  • Paths
  • Focal Points

Light & Shade

  • Terminology
  • Summing up Garden Design Process
  • Initial Consultation
  • Survey
  • Analysis and Sketch Designs
  • Structure Plan

Planting Plan

  • Construction
  • Preparing the Garden
  • Aspect
  • Drainage
  • Erosion
  • Using Different Levels – Shaping &
  • Cut & Fills
  • Coping with Slopes
  • Marking Out
  • Marking Out from Offsets

Equipment, Tools, Soil and Irrigation

  • Equipment & Tools
  • Crowbar
  • Cultivator
  • Dibbers
  • Fertiliser Spreader
  • Forks
  • Gloves
  • High Pruners
  • Hoes
  • Ladder
  • Lawn Roller
  • Lines
  • Lopping Pruners
  • Mattock
  • pH Testing Equipment
  • Pick
  • Pruning Saw
  • Rakes
  • Secateurs
  • Shovel
  • Sieves
  • Spades
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Soil
  • pH Scale
  • Soil Improvers
  • Clay
  • Sandy
  • Too Alkaline Soils
  • Too Acid Soils
  • Compost
  • Irrigation
  • Pipes
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Sprays and Sprinklers
  • Moveable Sprinklers
  • Oscillator Sprays
  • Water Tractors
  • Fan Sprayers
  • Fixed Sprinklers
  • Fixed systems and micro sprays
  • Mini Sprinklers
  • Impact Sprinklers
  • Pop-up Sprinklers & Fixed Riser Spray
  • Emitter Choice

Surfaces

  • Paving The Way
  • Surfaces
  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Cobbles and Boulders
  • Sand
  • Paver Bedding Sand
  • Brickies Loam
  • Washed Pit Sand
  • White Silver Sand
  • Fill Sand
  • Medium River Sand
  • Gravel & Chippings
  • Brick
  • Patio & Walks
  • Bases
  • Drainage
  • Brick Bonding Patterns
  • Stretcher Bond
  • Herringbone
  • Basket weave
  • Stack Bond Bricks
  • Diagonal Dutch
  • Quartered Stable Pavers
  • Laying a Brick Path
  • Tiles
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Concrete Laid on Site
  • Trims & Edges
  • Bricks
  • Metal Strips
  • Concrete Curb Edgings
  • Granite Sets
  • Precast Concrete Slabs
  • Tiles
  • Rope Edgings
  • Timber
  • Boards
  • Round Sawn Logs
  • Unsawn Logs
  • Heavy Logs
  • Railway Sleepers
  • Natural stone

Lawns and Steps

  • Lawns
  • Lawns Step-by-Step
  • Steps
  • Tread
  • Riser
  • Nosing
  • Pitch
  • Top & Bottom Landings
  • Intermediate Landing
  • Side Wall(s)
  • Foundation
  • Riser/Tread Ratios
  • Materials & Designs
  • Rock Steps
  • Vertical Log Steps
  • Fully Recessed Stone Steps
  • Three directional Stone Steps
  • Partially Recessed Stone Steps
  • Projecting Brick Steps
  • Sawed Wood Risers
  • Horizontal Log Risers
  • Cantilevered Steps
  • Ramps
  • Using Wood to Build Ramps
  • Tools
  • Earth Handling Tools
  • Useful Portable Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Bolts
  • Connectors
  • Footings
  • Railings

Planting

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for
  • Planting Procedures for Bare-rooted
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When to Feed with Fertiliser
  • Using Organic Material
  • Protection from Pests & Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or diseased Wood
  • Controlling Type of Growth
  • Flower/Fruit or Vegetative Buds
  • Controlling the Shape & Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Dead Heading
  • Special Notes on Tree Care
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Garden Features

  • Gazebos
  • Statuary
  • Gates & Arches
  • Sundials & Birdbaths
  • Garden Furniture
  • Urns, Pots & Tubs
  • Paths & Pavers
  • Traditional Water Features
  • Pergolas, Pleached Alleys & Arbours
  • Pleached Alleys
  • Bowers & Arbours
  • Lawns
  • Lawns are Beneficial
  • Lawn Shape & Design
  • Garden Edges
  • Using Edging to the Best Effect
  • Types of Edging
  • Timber
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Use of Pavers Stone & Gravels
  • Methods of Laying Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Choosing a Water Garden
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Size
  • Ease of Setting Up
  • Moving or Still Water
  • Plants & Animals to Use
  • Keeping Water In
  • Concrete
  • Brick or Stone
  • Fibreglass
  • Pool Liners
  • Waterproofing the Ground
  • Clean Water
  • Filters
  • Hints
  • Walls
  • Brick
  • Coping
  • Expansion Joints
  • Concrete
  • Fencing
  • Close Board Fencing

Costing and Estimation

  • Irregular Areas
  • Radical Method
  • Grid Method
  • The Dot Method
  • The Planimeter
  • Working our Hourly Rates
  • Terms
  • Salary
  • Operating Costs
  • Bulk Time Rate
  • Chargeable Hours
  • Hourly Charge-Out Rate

Course 2 - Garden Maintenance

Module 1: Introduction and Planning

  • Maintenance Plans and Scheduling
  • Factors in Planning
  • Staffing and Hiring 

Module 2: Equipment and Consumables

  • Lawn Mowers 
  • Trimmers, Cutters, and Blowers
  • Hand Tools
  • Seeders and Spreaders
  • Chippers
  • Aerators
  • Expanding Equipment Inventory
  • Choosing Equipment
  • Trailers
  • Consumables
  • Fertilizer
  • Mulch
  • Stone 
  • Topsoil

Module 3: Soils and Fertilizers

  • Soils
  • Macronutrient Testing 
  • pH 
  • Potassium
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Types of Fertilizer
  • Common Issues with Soil

Module 4: Plant Care and Nutrition

  • Basic Plant Requirements
  • Plants in Commercial Settings
  • Plants in Residential Settings
  • Potted Plants
  • Cation Exchange Capability
  • Plant Care Mistakes
  • Selecting Plants
  • Pruning
  • Pruning may include

Module 5: Signs of Poor Plant Health

  • Identifying Causes
  • Improper Soil
  • Low Light
  • Improper Amount of Water
  • Pests
  • Uncommon Environmental Causes
  • Contagious Diseases
  • Invasive Species

Module 6: Chemical Weed and Pest Control

  • Weeds and Pests
  • Herbicides
  • Common Types of Weeds
  • Plant Competition
  • Common Types of Pests
  • Benefits of Using Chemicals
  • Disadvantages of Chemicals
  • Common Types of Chemicals

Module 7: Organic Weed and Pest Control

  • Pros of Organic Management
  • Cons of Organic Management
  • Efficacy of Organic Options
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Growing Popularity
  • Special Use Applications

Module 8: Irrigation Systems

  • Types of Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Making an Irrigation Plan
  • Trickle Systems
  • How to Use an Irrigation System
  • Automating Irrigation Systems
  • Maintenance and Care

Module 9: Lawn and Garden Safety

  • Chemical Handling and Storage
  • Storage
  • Handling
  • Chemical Record-keeping
  • Harmful Chemicals Case Study
  • Essential Safety Equipment
  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Footwear
  • Hard Hats
  • Chainsaws, Chippers, and Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Guarding
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Module 10: Best Business Practices

  • Initial Planning and Budgeting
  • Pros of Starting a Lawn Care Business
  • Cons of Starting a Lawn Care Business
  • How to Determine Pricing
  • Accumulating Equipment Over Time
  • Location 
  • Winter Work
  • Snowplowing and Salt Services
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Holiday Services
  • Winter Lawn Care
  • Indoor Gardening Services
  • Firewood Delivery Service
  • Accounting Best Practices
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Characteristics of Good Customer Service

Course 3 - Horticulture

Module 1: Horticulture

  • History of Horticulture
  • Father of American Horticulture
  • Role of a Horticulturist
  • Salary and Career Outlook

Module 2: Anatomy and Plant Processes

  • Basic Anatomical Components
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Seeds and Flowers
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Osmosis

Module 3: Soil Science

  • Soil Basics
  • Sandy Soil
  • Loamy Soil
  • Silt Soil
  • Clay Soil
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Testing Soil
  • Testing Procedures
  • Common Soil Issues
  • Soil Erosion
  • Composting

Module 4: Floriculture

  • Floriculture
  • Ornamental Plants
  • Bedding and Garden Plants
  • Potted Plants
  • Annual Flowers
  • Perennial Flowers

Module 5: Arboriculture

  • Definition of Arboriculture
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Vines
  • Responsibilities of an Arboriculturist

Module 6: Landscape Horticulture

  • Lawn Design
  • Mapping
  • Atmosphere
  • Functionality
  • Creativity
  • Types of Grass
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Watering Lawns
  • Safe Mowing

Module 7: Indoor Plants

  • Ideal Environment
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Container Material
  • Container Size

Module 8: Plant Species

  • Native Plants
  • Exotic Plants
  • Invasive Plants

Module 9: Propagation

  • Sexual Propagation Cycle
  • Preparing Seed Beds and Trays
  • Storing Seeds
  • Cuttings
  • Grafts

Module 10: Amenity Horticulture

  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Key Plant Groups
  • Hardiness
  • Maintenance
  • Appearance
  • Budget
  • Functionality

Module 11: Fertilizer

  • Feeding Plants
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Chemical Fertilizer
  • Composting
  • Benefits of Composting

Module 12: Planting and Potting

  • Planting in Containers
  • Fertilizer
  • Transplanting
  • Staking
  • Caring for Newly Transplanted Plants
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • When to Fertilize
  • Maintenance: Cutting Back
  • Maintenance: Pinching
  • Maintenance: Deadheading

Module 13: Threats to Plant Health

  • Types of Threats
  • Insects and Pests
  • Defining Disease
  • Fungi
  • Viruses
  • Bacterial Disease
  • Detection and Control
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Shade
  • Drainage

Module 14: Weed Control

  • Defining Weeds
  • Characteristics of Weeds
  • Controlling Weeds
  • Weeding by Hand
  • Herbicides

Module 15: Nuisance Wildlife

  • Defining Nuisance Wildlife
  • Small Mammals
  • Predators
  • Responding to Nuisance Wildlife
  • Traps
  • Barriers

Course 4 - Hydroponics

Module 1: Introduction

  • Hydroponic Systems
  • Aeroponics Systems
  • Deep-Water Culture Systems
  • Drip Systems
  • Ebb and Flow Systems
  • Nutrient Film Techniques
  • Wick Systems
  • History of Hydroponics

Module 2: Plant Biology

  • Photosynthesis
  • Water Transportation and Transpiration
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Dominant vs. Recessive Traits

Module 3: Plant Nutrition

  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Challenges
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Why is pH Important?
  • Testing pH and Nutrient Balance

Module 4: Health and Disease

  • Signs of Disease in Plants
  • Plant Life Cycles
  • Monocarpic Plants
  • Polycarpic Plants
  • Paucicarpic Plants
  • Root Rot in Hydroponics
  • Fungal Diseases

Module 5: Pest Control

  • Pests that Target Hydroponic Systems
  • Aphids
  • Spider Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Mealy Bugs
  • Miscellaneous Larvae
  • Animals Drawn to Water
  • Pesticides
  • Natural Pest-Repellent Substances
  • Sticky Traps
  • Introducing Beneficial Bugs

Module 6: Fruits and Vegetables

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Sample Project: Mini Herb Garden

Module 7: Ornamental Plants

  • Orchids
  • Amaryllis
  • Daffodils
  • Freesia
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Gerbera
  • Edible Flowers
  • Window Boxes
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Living Centerpieces and Decorations

Module 8: High-Risk Plants

  • Difficult Plants for Hydroponics
  • Nutrient Consumption
  • Large Root Systems
  • Vertical Limitations
  • Weight

Module 9: Specialty Systems

  • Nutriculture Grow Systems
  • Aquaponics
  • Aeroponics and Misting

Module 10: Substrates

  • Defining Substrates
  • Types of Substrate Materials
  • Considerations
  • System Type
  • Aeration
  • pH
  • Weight
  • Budget
  • Environmental Impact

Module 11: Tools and Equipment

  • Essential Tools and Equipment
  • Water
  • Lighting
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Trays
  • Nutrients
  • Air Pumps and Stones
  • General Plant Care and Gardening Tools
  • Tool and Equipment Care Practices
  • Purchasing Materials and Budgeting

Module 12: Indoor and Outdoor Systems

  • Similarities and Differences
  • Typical Organization and Layout
  • Pros and Cons of Indoor Systems
  • Pros and Cons of Outdoor Systems
  • Best Climate for Outdoor Setups
  • Ponds and Aquaponics

Course 5 - Marketing for Small Businesses

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Marketing for Small Business

  • Defining Marketing in the Small Business Context
  • Marketing and Sales
  • The Best Marketing
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Standing Out from the Crowd
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session 3: Elements of a Successful Marketing Message

  • Your USP
  • Making Connections
  • Building the Relationship
  • Find Common Ground
  • Use Direct Language and Deliver a Message That is Clear, Calm, and Direct
  • Factual Descriptions and Relevant Details are More Likely To Be Heard
  • Use Repetition Respectfully to Keep Things on Track
  • Body Language Says It All
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Predictability
  • Reciprocation
  • Consistency and Commitment
  • Social Evidence
  • Authority
  • Liking
  • Scarcity
  • Self-Interest
  • Testing and Revising

Session 4: The Marketing Cycle in Small Business

  • Marketing Essentials
  • Stage One: Consumer and Market Analysis
  • What Do They Need?
  • Who is Buying and Who is Using Our Product?
  • What Is the Buying Process?
  • Sample Buying Process
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation?
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation? Part Two
  • Stage Two: Analyzing the Competition and Yourself
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Next Steps
  • Stage Three: Analyzing Distribution Channels
  • Sample Configuration
  • Making Connections
  • Stage Four: Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Place
  • Price, Part One
  • Price, Part Two
  • Price, Part Three
  • Promotion
  • Packaging
  • Bringing it All Together
  • Key Considerations
  • Remember!
  • Making Connections

Session 5: Identifying Marketing Strategies

  • Key Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
  • Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
  • Key Strategies
  • Making Connections
  • Top Ten Strategies for Success
  • Identifying the Strategies
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • A Simple Marketing Plan for Small Budgets

Session 6: Implementing Your Plan

  • What is a Marketing Budget?
  • Crashing Your Own Budget
  • Four Rules for Establishing Your Budget
  • Managing Your Budget
  • Know Your Accruals, Part One
  • Know Your Accruals, Part Two
  • Stage Five: Implementing and Evaluating
  • Making Connections
  • Stage Six: Reviewing and Revising
  • Adapting and Evolving
  • Case Study

Session 7: Internet Marketing Basics

  • What It Looks Like
  • Sample Site Structure
  • Making Connections
  • Popular Strategies
  • Web Design and Development
  • Affiliate Programs
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Using Social Media
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Sharing Messages
  • Building Community
  • Considering Videos
  • Be Remarkable!
  • E-mail Marketing
  • A Cautionary Note
  • Distribution Services, Part One
  • Distribution Services, Part Two
  • Keep it Rich
  • What is SEO?
  • Spiders, Crawlers, Bots (or Robots)
  • Natural and Organic Searches
  • Paid Searches
  • URL Basics
  • How It Works
  • Pinging
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Stretch
  • Build a Community
  • Watch Out for Social Media Experts
  • Be There
  • Find Your Customers
  • Be a Person
  • Follow Others

Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There
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