PLANT SELECTION AND ESTABLISHMENT – Distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  07/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

The are 10 lessons are: 1. Introduction What to plant where, Plant selection, Plant varieties, Colourful year round foliage, Establishment (timing, soil preparation, plant size, planting technique), Maintenance programs, etc 2. Woody plants Selecting woody plants, trees, shrubs, deciduous/semi deciduous/evergreen; flowering shrubs, Establishing woody plants, Planting procedure, Dealing with shade, etc 3. Windbreaks, hedges and screens Plant selection, establishing windbreaks & screens, Trimming a hedge, etc 4. Alpine and water plants Selecting & establishing alpines, Selecting water plants, Establishment & maintenance of water plants 5. Annual and herbaceous plants Selecting annuals, Types of annuals (by height, flower, edge plants, dot plants, groundwork plants), types of bedding schemes, Planting seed or seedlings, Container culture, Selection & Establishment of herbaceous plants (Bulbs & Perennials), Maximizing flowering effect, etc 6. Turf Varieties, Lawn mixes, What to grow where, Wildflower Meadows, Turf establishment, Soil Preparation, Seeding, Sodding, Stolonizing, Sprigging, Plugging, Mowing, Fertilising, etc 7. Maintenance Fertilizing, Managing pH, Replacing plants, Pruning, Irrigation, Humidity, Mulch, Developing a maintenance Program, 8. Pest and disease control Problem prevention, Non chemical control, Chemical control, 9. Weed control Non chemical control, Chemical control, Safety, Alternative strategies. 10. Risk assessment Identifying risk, Duty of care, Workplace safety, Protective clothing, Safety with tools, Significance of illness, etc Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Landscaping/PLANT-SELECTION-AND-ESTABLISHMENT-BHT107-501.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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