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1. Horticulture: Gain Skills And Knowledge Needed To Better Understand The Growing Of Plants

Horticulture is the growing of plants and understanding of the make-up of the soil and the best way to ensure you maximise the ground around you is a skill a lot of us want to know. Our Horticulture course provides the skills and knowledge needed to better understand this complex subject.

2. Garden Design: Learn To Design The Gardens Of Your Dreams

Explore the art of garden design in this comprehensive course. 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.

Once this basic analysis is completed, you can then move on to the fun job of preparing the design.

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Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

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The Horticulture Online 2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Horticulture Online Course

 

Basic Botany

  • Basic Botany
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Absorption
  • Function of Water
  • Water Stress
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Plant Classification

  • Classification of Plants or Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Families
  • Plant Names
  • Genus Name
  • Species Name
  • Subspecies, Varieties and Forms
  • Cultivars
  • Hybrids
  • Group Names (Grex)
  • Botanic Names Versus Common Names
  • Principle of Priority
  • Name Changes
  • Choice, Construction and Spelling of Names
  • Plant Classification

Soil Science

  • How Soil is Formed
  • Kinds of Parent Material
  • Weathering
  • Physical Disintegration
  • Chemical Decomposition
  • Effects of Climate
  • Effects of Land Surface Features
  • Effects of Plant and Animals
  • Effects of Time
  • Composition of Soil
  • Characteristics of Soil
  • Colour
  • Soil Structure
  • Texture
  • How to Improve Soil Structure
  • Chemical Conditions
  • Soil Degradation
  • Types of Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Manmade Causes of Erosion
  • Types of Erosion
  • Control of Soil Erosion
  • Seed Planting Techniques to Counter Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Sources of Salt
  • Control Methods for Salinity
  • Soil Acidification
  • Other Soil Problems
  • Overcoming Chemical Damage
  • Soil Tests
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Elements

  • Micronutrients
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulphur
  • Minor Elements
  • Common Deficiencies and Their Symptoms
  • Feeding Plants
  • Inorganic Fertilisers
  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Some Types of Organic Fertilisers
  • Conditions for Making Composting
  • What Can Be Put into Compost
  • Main Reasons for Compost Failing
  • Guidelines for Using Compost

Plant Pests, Diseases and Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Insect Characteristics
  • Mouthparts
  • Legs
  • Life Cycle
  • Insect Classification
  • Order of Insects
  • Other Types of Pests
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Life Cycle of a Disease
  • Plant Viruses
  • Detection
  • Control
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical Control Characteristics
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Soil Treatment Controls:
  • Rules for Handling Chemicals
  • Damage to the Environment
  • Main Approaches to Bio-Control
  • Advantages of Bio-Control
  • Disadvantages of Bio-Control
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • To Keep Your Garden Clean
  • Physical Controls
  • Traps
  • Repellent Devices
  • Pest Predators
  • Attracting Predators and Parasites
  • Foliage Burn
  • Drainage Problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Salt
  • Organic Gardening
  • What is Organic Gardening
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Types of Mycorrhizae
  • Earthworms

Weeds

  • Main Methods of Weed Control
  • Advantages of Hand Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Hand Weeding
  • Mechanical Weeding
  • Advantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Advantages of Chemical Control
  • Disadvantages of Chemical Control
  • Shrub Management
  • Other Control Methods
  • Herbicide and Safety Measures

Basic Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Hybrid Seed
  • Naturally Occurring Seed
  • Types of Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Pre-germination Treatments
  • Seed-sowing Mixes must Provide:
  • Commonly Used Mixtures
  • Seed Boxes and Seed Beds
  • Preparing Seed Boxes and Trays
  • Preparing Seed Beds
  • How To Sow Seed
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Transplanting
  • Storing Seed
  • Factors Affecting the Storage of Seed
  • Ways of Storing Seed
  • Asexual Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Other Treatments
  • Grafting
  • Reasons for Budding and Grafting
  • How a Graft Forms
  • Factors Influencing the Healing of a Graft
  • What Can Be Grafted Onto What
  • Types of Grafts
  • Layering
  • Types of Layering
  • Separation and Division
  • Tissue Culture
  • Uses of Tissue Culture
  • Problems with Tissue Culture

Amenity Horticulture, Plant Groups and Families

  • Introduction
  • Plant Groups
  • Subgroups
  • Important Plant Families
  • Plants in amenity horticulture are usually chosen for the following reasons:
  • Selection Considerations
  • Environmental Influences on Plant Selection
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Plants
  • Before selecting plants inspect them carefully taking note of the following
  • Shrubs
  • Shrubs can be used for Amenity Horticulture in the following ways
  • Trees
  • Why Plant Trees
  • Problems

Planting and Plant Care

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for Containerised Plants
  • Planting Procedure for Bare-Rooted Plants
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Transplanting Established Plants
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • Ideas
  • After Care for Newly Planted Plants
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When To Feed With Fertilisers
  • Using Organic Materials
  • Protecting From Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
  • Controlling the Type of Growth
  • Controlling Shape and Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants
  • Pinching Back
  • Dead Heading
  • Plant Wounds Occur in Different Ways
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Plant Notes and Indigenous Plants

  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Plant Growth
  • Plant Origins
  • Indigenous Pla nts in Britain
  • Important Indigenous Plants
  • The Value of Indigenous Plants

Exotic Plants

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Common Exotic Garden Pants
  • Popular Garden Plants
  • Rose Groups
  • Rose Terminology
  • Conifers
  • Bulbs
  • Ferns
  • Palms

Indoor Plants

  • Conditions in Inside Environment differ from Outdoors
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Methods of Maintaining Humidity
  • Important Plant Care
  • Notes on Indoor Plants
  • Types Container Materials

Lawns

  • Introduction
  • Lawns and the Environment
  • Lawn Shapes and Design
  • Lawn and Garden Edges
  • Using Edges to the Best Effect
  • Types of Lawn Grasses
  • Common Couch or Kweek [Cynodon dactylon
  • Kikuyu [Pennisetum clandestinum]
  • Buffalo [Stenotaphrum secundum]
  • Chewing Fescue [Festuca rubra var. comutata]
  • L. M Grass [Dactyloctenium australe]
  • Browntop Bent [Agrostis tenuis]
  • Kentucky Blue Grass [Poa pratense]
  • Perennial Ryegrass [Lolium perenne]
  • Ways to Establish a Lawn
  • Preparing the Ground
  • How To Sow Lawn Seed
  • How To Lay Instant Lawn
  • How To Plants Runners
  • How To Plant Plugs
  • Watering Established Lawns
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Mowing
  • Lawn Care Techniques
  • Lawn Problems

Course 2 - Certificate in Garden Design Online Course

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

 

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

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Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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1. Horticulture: Gain Skills And Knowledge Needed To Better Understand The Growing Of Plants

Horticulture is the growing of plants and understanding of the make-up of the soil and the best way to ensure you maximise the ground around you is a skill a lot of us want to know. Our Horticulture course provides the skills and knowledge needed to better understand this complex subject.

2. Garden Design: Learn To Design The Gardens Of Your Dreams

Explore the art of garden design in this comprehensive course. 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.

Once this basic analysis is completed, you can then move on to the fun job of preparing the design.

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The Horticulture Online 2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Horticulture Online Course

 

Basic Botany

  • Basic Botany
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Absorption
  • Function of Water
  • Water Stress
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Plant Classification

  • Classification of Plants or Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Families
  • Plant Names
  • Genus Name
  • Species Name
  • Subspecies, Varieties and Forms
  • Cultivars
  • Hybrids
  • Group Names (Grex)
  • Botanic Names Versus Common Names
  • Principle of Priority
  • Name Changes
  • Choice, Construction and Spelling of Names
  • Plant Classification

Soil Science

  • How Soil is Formed
  • Kinds of Parent Material
  • Weathering
  • Physical Disintegration
  • Chemical Decomposition
  • Effects of Climate
  • Effects of Land Surface Features
  • Effects of Plant and Animals
  • Effects of Time
  • Composition of Soil
  • Characteristics of Soil
  • Colour
  • Soil Structure
  • Texture
  • How to Improve Soil Structure
  • Chemical Conditions
  • Soil Degradation
  • Types of Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Manmade Causes of Erosion
  • Types of Erosion
  • Control of Soil Erosion
  • Seed Planting Techniques to Counter Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Sources of Salt
  • Control Methods for Salinity
  • Soil Acidification
  • Other Soil Problems
  • Overcoming Chemical Damage
  • Soil Tests
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Elements

  • Micronutrients
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulphur
  • Minor Elements
  • Common Deficiencies and Their Symptoms
  • Feeding Plants
  • Inorganic Fertilisers
  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Some Types of Organic Fertilisers
  • Conditions for Making Composting
  • What Can Be Put into Compost
  • Main Reasons for Compost Failing
  • Guidelines for Using Compost

Plant Pests, Diseases and Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Insect Characteristics
  • Mouthparts
  • Legs
  • Life Cycle
  • Insect Classification
  • Order of Insects
  • Other Types of Pests
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Life Cycle of a Disease
  • Plant Viruses
  • Detection
  • Control
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical Control Characteristics
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Soil Treatment Controls:
  • Rules for Handling Chemicals
  • Damage to the Environment
  • Main Approaches to Bio-Control
  • Advantages of Bio-Control
  • Disadvantages of Bio-Control
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • To Keep Your Garden Clean
  • Physical Controls
  • Traps
  • Repellent Devices
  • Pest Predators
  • Attracting Predators and Parasites
  • Foliage Burn
  • Drainage Problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Salt
  • Organic Gardening
  • What is Organic Gardening
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Types of Mycorrhizae
  • Earthworms

Weeds

  • Main Methods of Weed Control
  • Advantages of Hand Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Hand Weeding
  • Mechanical Weeding
  • Advantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Advantages of Chemical Control
  • Disadvantages of Chemical Control
  • Shrub Management
  • Other Control Methods
  • Herbicide and Safety Measures

Basic Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Hybrid Seed
  • Naturally Occurring Seed
  • Types of Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Pre-germination Treatments
  • Seed-sowing Mixes must Provide:
  • Commonly Used Mixtures
  • Seed Boxes and Seed Beds
  • Preparing Seed Boxes and Trays
  • Preparing Seed Beds
  • How To Sow Seed
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Transplanting
  • Storing Seed
  • Factors Affecting the Storage of Seed
  • Ways of Storing Seed
  • Asexual Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Other Treatments
  • Grafting
  • Reasons for Budding and Grafting
  • How a Graft Forms
  • Factors Influencing the Healing of a Graft
  • What Can Be Grafted Onto What
  • Types of Grafts
  • Layering
  • Types of Layering
  • Separation and Division
  • Tissue Culture
  • Uses of Tissue Culture
  • Problems with Tissue Culture

Amenity Horticulture, Plant Groups and Families

  • Introduction
  • Plant Groups
  • Subgroups
  • Important Plant Families
  • Plants in amenity horticulture are usually chosen for the following reasons:
  • Selection Considerations
  • Environmental Influences on Plant Selection
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Plants
  • Before selecting plants inspect them carefully taking note of the following
  • Shrubs
  • Shrubs can be used for Amenity Horticulture in the following ways
  • Trees
  • Why Plant Trees
  • Problems

Planting and Plant Care

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for Containerised Plants
  • Planting Procedure for Bare-Rooted Plants
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Transplanting Established Plants
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • Ideas
  • After Care for Newly Planted Plants
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When To Feed With Fertilisers
  • Using Organic Materials
  • Protecting From Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
  • Controlling the Type of Growth
  • Controlling Shape and Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants
  • Pinching Back
  • Dead Heading
  • Plant Wounds Occur in Different Ways
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Plant Notes and Indigenous Plants

  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Plant Growth
  • Plant Origins
  • Indigenous Pla nts in Britain
  • Important Indigenous Plants
  • The Value of Indigenous Plants

Exotic Plants

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Common Exotic Garden Pants
  • Popular Garden Plants
  • Rose Groups
  • Rose Terminology
  • Conifers
  • Bulbs
  • Ferns
  • Palms

Indoor Plants

  • Conditions in Inside Environment differ from Outdoors
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Methods of Maintaining Humidity
  • Important Plant Care
  • Notes on Indoor Plants
  • Types Container Materials

Lawns

  • Introduction
  • Lawns and the Environment
  • Lawn Shapes and Design
  • Lawn and Garden Edges
  • Using Edges to the Best Effect
  • Types of Lawn Grasses
  • Common Couch or Kweek [Cynodon dactylon
  • Kikuyu [Pennisetum clandestinum]
  • Buffalo [Stenotaphrum secundum]
  • Chewing Fescue [Festuca rubra var. comutata]
  • L. M Grass [Dactyloctenium australe]
  • Browntop Bent [Agrostis tenuis]
  • Kentucky Blue Grass [Poa pratense]
  • Perennial Ryegrass [Lolium perenne]
  • Ways to Establish a Lawn
  • Preparing the Ground
  • How To Sow Lawn Seed
  • How To Lay Instant Lawn
  • How To Plants Runners
  • How To Plant Plugs
  • Watering Established Lawns
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Mowing
  • Lawn Care Techniques
  • Lawn Problems

Course 2 - Certificate in Garden Design Online Course

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

 

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Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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The Personal Success Training Program Helps You Stay Focused To Achieve Your Goals!
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Course Summary

Course ID: 009OAHD2CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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