GARDEN MAINTENANCE – Distance Learning course
ACS Distance Education
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Garden Maintenance course studying planning and managing a garden, feeding plants, weed control and much more. There are 10 lessons in this course:
Introduction Planning and managing a garden.
Cost of Maintenance
Expensive and Less Expensive areas of a garden
Analysing Maintenance of Parks and Gardens
Organising Garden Maintenance Staff
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.
Outdoor Furniture -plastic, timber, metal
Protecting Furnishings -paints, stains, preservatives
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
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.
How Weeds Spread
Types of chemicals found in weedicides and suitable weedicide
Which chemical would control the weed.
Chemicals and the Law
Natural Pest Control
Scope and Nature of Natural Controls
Mechanical Control Methods
Physical Control Methods
Methods for controlling selected insects
Common Environmental Problems
Tolerance Levels in different plants
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.
Common Turf Problems
Establishment and Maintence of Lawns
Mowing, Fertilizing, Aeration, etc
Turf varieties, appropriate turf for specific areas, low and high maintenance turf.
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
Maintenance of Plants
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
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