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Landscaping Home Gardens

Landscaping Home Gardens 100 Hours Course

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Design your ideal garden with this distance learning program that you can study from home with the Landscaping Home Gardens course from ADL

Learn how to plan, lay out and construct home gardens, whether you’re a general gardening professional wishing to add landscaping skills to your portfolio, or just a keen amateur gardener. Whether you want a garden which can be worked in, for enjoyment, or simply to be looked at, then this course is for you.

Topics covered include: designing gardens, styles of gardens, drawing plans, understanding soils, basic landscape construction, weeds & pests, planting & pruning, lawns & other surfacings, garden features, plus developing a garden.

Those looking to provide a landscaping service requiring a deeper level of specialised landscaping knowledge and skills, should consider Landscaping I, with possible follow up courses: Landscaping II and Landscaping III. Budding or existing Urban Green Landscape Designers will benefit from completing our Biophilic Design and Landscaping and/or Green Walls and Roofs Courses.

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Lesson Structure: Landscaping Home Gardens AHT103

There are 10 lessons:

1  Basic Design Procedure A

  • Garden Design
  • Site Analysis
  • Deciding What You Want
  • Step by Step – Creating the Concept
  • Step By Step – How to Design a Garden Room
  • Garden Room Components – What to Put in Your Garden Room
  • Garden Effects
  • Set Reading

2  History and Styles of Gardening

  • Formal Gardens
  • Informal Gardens
  • Natural Gardens
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Naturalistic Landscaping
  • The Permaculture Garden
  • Hill and Pond Garden
  • Dry Landscape
  • Tea Garden
  • Stroll Garden
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Rocks
  • Mexican Style Gardens
  • How Mexican Gardens Evolved
  • Set Reading

3  Drawing Plans

  • Where to Start: Take it Step by Step
  • What Type of Garden is Needed?
  • Where the Garden Meets the House: Creating a Transition
  • Practical Concerns
  • Set Reading

4  Understanding Soils

  • Earth-moves
  • Moving Existing Earth
  • What Tools Do You Need?
  • Importing Soil
  • Shaping Sloping Ground
  • Settling Soil
  • Set Reading

5  Basic Landscape Construction

  • Building With Concrete
  • Concrete Options
  • Reinforcing
  • “Rodding” the Concrete
  • Expansion Joints
  • Beautifying Existing Concrete
  • Set Reading

6  Weeds and Pests

  • Mulching
  • Weed Mats
  • Plants
  • Solarisation
  • Cultivating
  • Mowing/Slashing
  • Changing pH
  • Herbicides
  • How to Keep Weeds Out of a Lawn
  • Weeds in Pavements
  • Weeds in the Garden Bed
  • Natural Pest Control
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Set Reading

7  Planting and Pruning

  • Making Garden Beds
  • How To Prepare Soil In A New Garden Bed
  • Raised Beds
  • Sunken Beds
  • No-Dig Garden Beds
  • Planting for a Cottage Garden
  • What is a Cottage Garden Plant?
  • How to Use Plants in the Cottage Garden
  • What to Plant in Damp Spots
  • What’s the difference between wet and moist soil?
  • Creating a Bog Garden
  • Ground Covers and Low-growing Plants that like Moist Soil
  • Shrubs and Trees that like Moist Soil
  • Conifers for Damp Soils
  • Pruning
  • General Rules
  • What’s Good About Pruning?
  • Bamboo Pruning
  • Pruning Roots
  • How to root prune
  • Pruning Roses
  • Pruning Different Types of Roses
  • Wisteria Pruning
  • Pruning Lavender
  • Set Reading

8 Lawns and Surfacings

  • Gradients
  • Maximum Grades for Several Uses
  • Surfacings
  • Paving
  • Paving Tips

9  Furnishing and Features

  • Factors to Consider When Choosing and Designing Features
  • Layout Problems With Playground Structures
  • Edging and Garden Borders
  • Fencing
  • Hedging
  • Garden Art
  • Framing the View
  • Paintings
  • Pots
  • Sculpture
  • Water

10 Developing Your Garden

  • Outdoor Living Areas
  • Gardens for Children
  • Garden Pavilions
  • Minimising Fire Hazards
  • Set Reading

N.B. Each lesson is concluded with a self-assessment, set task and written assignment, which is marked and graded by your personally assigned mentor.

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