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Start A Career Outdoors As A Gardening Expert

Whether you are thinking of starting a career outdoors as a gardening expert or you are already working in the industry and are thinking of starting your own garden company, The Complete Gardening Certificate at CoursesForSuccess.com is the right choice for you.

Garden Design and Maintenance Certificate

This information packed course will teach you the basics you need to start your own gardening company or boost your career within the gardening industry. You can turn your hobby into a successful business by completing the twenty nine modules and passing the multiple choice question test.

The modules cover everything from basic gardening to pest control, landscaping and more. The course takes approximately fifteen hours to complete and on successful completion, you will have the ability to download and print your industry recognised Certificate.

When applying for a position within the gardening industry, your potential employer will be able to confirm your certification online. During your studies you will enjoy the convenience of studying at your own pace with no set schedule and from anywhere using any device, as long as you have a connection to the internet to access the modules.

The modules included in this Garden Design course and Maintenance Certificate are brimming with information to help you jumpstart your gardening career and turn your hobby and passion into a money-making opportunity.

Zen Gardening Certificate

We have created this Zen Gardening course to give students all the information they require to build and care for a Zen garden. When you complete this course, you will know all you need to know about creating a Zen garden as well as how to keep it up over the years.

The course contains topics ranging from understanding Zen and Buddhism to general garden maintenance and pest control. We have worked to ensure that this course allows you to create a Zen garden that you will love, and one that you can care for year after year.

The course is totally online and offers students a convenient way to work through the course material that works best for their personal schedules. Students can continue to work full time while taking the course.

Urban Gardening Certificate

This Urban Gardening course is designed to give you all the information you need to start a garden in an urban area. Upon completing the course, not only will you be ready to create a garden from scratch, you will know how to keep up and expand your garden year after year.

This course includes everything from choosing a location for your urban garden to collecting seeds from your garden for the following years. We have created this course to ensure that you understand what creating an urban garden entails and how to care for the garden you create.

The course is online and provides you with a convenient way to study the course material when it is most convenient for your schedule. Students who take the course still have time to continue working.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Master the skills of Gardening
  2. Comprehensive  3 course Accredited Certificate in
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Gardening experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Course 1 : Garden Design & Maintenance Certificate

 

Module 1: Gardening Basics

  • Soil type, soil evaluation & soil improvement: learn about the different types of natural soil and additional plant mixers which can be used to stimulate plant growth.
  • Garden planning & preparation: Understand the importance of initial planning on paper, before beginning the practical aspects of gardening.
  • Plant planning & purchase tips: Determine plant types and their uses, discover plant purchasing techniques.
  • Maintenance-Soil Nourishment & Watering: Learn the different materials essential for the nourishment of soil to facilitate growing and maintenance of healthy plants.

 

 

Module 2 : Garden Design Process

  • To discover the importance of the initial consultation, ongoing discussions, clarity and onsite analysis.
  • To understand the necessity of site surveying and garden concept plans to aid the decision- making process and avoid potential mishaps.
  • The basic elements of good garden design, including the plant options, hardscapes, texture and colour elements.
  • To become aware of the process in reaching the master garden plan stage and incorporating further elements into during the implementation stage.

 

 

Module 3 : Garden Design Styles

  • The importance of gathering inspiration daily from all avenues of your life, nature, other gardens, books, online and your creative inspiration.
  • An expansive list of garden design possibilities and the insight that there can be one singular theme, a combination of two or more or an adapted version of any.
  • How creating a garden design mood board assists both the owner and garden designer in creating a visual effect of the ideas, colours, plants and preferred overall theme, which can be incorporated into the garden space and features available.
  • How to use a virtual mood board created from an array of images.

 

 

Module 4 : Survey, Site Appraisal & Measuring Techniques

  • Materials and areas of measurements required for surveying a site for garden design
  • The various measurement techniques used for accurately measuring the different aspects required for completing a site survey, including curved and irregular areas
  • Various scales used in recording site measurements on survey maps
  • Correct photographic recordings and survey map drawing requirements

 

 

Module 5 : Planning Your Projects

  • Learn the benefits of project planning regardless of the size of project
  • Become knowledgeable in the stages of project planning
  • Discover the importance of creating timelines, chronological action step lists and available resources
  • Learn about developing preliminary plans and baseline plans when planning a garden project

 

 

Module 6 : Proportion Illusions & Effective Use of Space

  • Discover ways to incorporate and create optical illusion methods to enhance small garden spaces so they appear larger than life, such as creating focal points and distractions
  • You will learn many techniques including the use of long lines and garden division methods
  • The effective use of space to create a garden that suits all tastes and preferences
  • Learn about narrow plant varieties, shelf layering and creating a portable garden to suit small garden 

 

 

Module 7 : Drawing a Plan & Graphics skills

  • You will learn how time spent with creative experimentation on paper can result in saving a lot of timely and costly delays and allow for the optimal garden creation for each space
  • You will learn how to draw a garden plan which offers beauty and practicality once you have carried out a site survey and consultation
  • You will discover how to create a scale for your garden plan that allows ease of following and minimize mistakes
  • You will know how to create a graphic from your garden plan to show best visual representation for the proposed changes and design options

 

 

Module 8 : Surface & Materials / Hard Landscaping

  • The different considerations you should make before deciding which garden surface materials to choose for each landscape for effective style and functionality.
  • The different hard landscaping options, which can be used for varying garden requirements and preferences from solid garden flooring options like stone and concrete to softer, uneven options such as glass beadings or pebbles.
  • The advantages and uses of combining two or more hard surface options within one garden such as cost, functionality and style.
  • How to be familiar with the creative use of hard landscaping materials that are used to turn dull spaces into stunning visual displays and create functional but attractive garden areas.

 

 

Module 9 : Secrets of Great Soil

  • Learn the composition of the various soil types including their textures and unique components.
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of soil and what can be done to enhance each for increased fertility.
  • Discover the types of plants that are best suited to each soil type: sandy, chalky, clay, peat, silt and loam.
  • Discover the secrets of creating great soil by use of organic, natural materials.

 

 

Module 10 : Plant Selection & Care

  • Learn the advantages of planting native species to enhance your garden and surrounding wildlife species
  • Learn how to best use space constraints and other factors to adhere to when planning the spatial aspects of plant life.
  • Learn about colour themes and the colour wheel so that the garden plants, shrubs and trees chosen complement the existing background and client preferences.
  • Learn about the effect of sunlight and climate features in relation to plant selection.

 

 

Module 11 : Plant Knowledge

  • Understand plant reproductive systems: Asexual and sexual reproduction, plus a little plant physiology.
  • Receive a brief introduction to plant classification for a beginning to what plants to use.
  • Learn what plants work well in different gardens and the importance of matching certain plants together.
  • Learn about exotic and tropical plants, the care they need and how to grow them in temperate climates.

 

 

Module 12 : Low Maintenance Gardens/Planting

  • How to identify high maintenance areas in an existing garden
  • The different types of low maintenance gardens
  • How to use gravel, soil, and turf to make the garden maintenance lower
  • How planting few varieties, but more in number is a solution

 

 

Module 13 : Sustainability

  • Why creating a garden with plants that are maintainable is important
  • Why edible plants are sustainable
  • Going native with plants for sustainability
  • Reusing and Recycling Materials in the Garden

 

 

Module 14 : Garden Maintenance

  • How to reduce maintenance if it is getting out of control
  • Pruning and deadheading for appropriate care of plants
  • How to perform natural pest control
  • Winterisation in a temperate climate is an essential part of owning a garden

 

 

Module 15 : Equipment

  • What equipment you will need to run a garden design & maintenance service
  • How to choose the right tools for each job
  • What each piece of equipment is capable of
  • About racks & stakes for vine plants

 

 

Module 16 : Pest Control

  • How to define and identify common gardening pests
  • The difference between natural and chemical pesticides
  • How to garden based on the pests in your garden
  • How to monitor the pests in your garden to determine if a treatment plan is working

 

 

Module 17 : Solutions to Difficult Gardens

  • About adding container plants to keep the plants owners love without possible difficulties
  • How changing irrigation and watering systems can make a difficult garden easier to manage
  • About adding new plants with an eye towards low maintenance or new landscaping for easier gardens
  • How sometime starting over is the best option

 

 

Module 18 : Vegetable and Herb Gardens

  • What to plant
  • How to plant vegetable and herb gardens
  • How to fertilize the garden
  • About canning

 

 

Module 19 : Running your own Gardening Business

  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to build a website presence
  • How to price your service
  • Why customer service is essential

 

 

Module 20: Marketing and Social Media

  • About website business marketing
  • About marketing and social media for a bricks and mortar company
  • Why networking is still important
  • About advertising costs

 

 

Module 21: Health and Safety

  • Health and safety laws, including the Policy Statement
  • The responsibilities of an employer, employee and safety officer
  • The risks involved in gardening
  • The employee training requirements

 

 

Module 22: Insurance, Tax, VAT and Record Keeping

  • An overview of the types of insurance required
  • The income business tax structure
  • The implications of VAT and how it will affect your business
  • Record keeping and software: you will need to have detailed records for taxes, which is made easier by software

 

 

Module 23: How to build raised flower beds

  • Benefits of raised beds
  • Materials to use for raised beds
  • Ideal dimensions for raised beds
  • Step by step directions of how to make a raised bed

 

 

Module 24: How to lay a patio

  • What is a patio
  • What is an ideal size for a patio
  • What materials to use for a patio
  • Materials needed to lay a patio

 

 

Module 25: Decking

  • Planning a deck
  • Ideal Placement of a deck
  • Choosing the material to build it with
  • Tools needed

 

 

Module 26: How to Put Up Garden Fencing

  • The importance of fencing
  • What factors to consider while deciding upon a fence type
  • Choosing the best option for a particular garden
  • The types of fences available and where to use them

 

 

Module 27: How to turf a garden / lay a lawn

  • About choosing the right grass or turf for the lawn
  • How to prepare the soil for turf
  • How to take care of turf to establish a lawn
  • A step by step guide to laying turf

 

 

Module 28: How to lay artificial grass areas

  • Why there is a need for artificial turf
  • The types of turf available
  • Calculation of cost and material
  • Material you will need

 

 

Module 29: How to Build a Garden Pond

  • Choosing the right site
  • Picking out the correct lining
  • Material and tools needed to build the pond
  • Step by step instructions to build a basic pond

 

 

Course 2 : Zen Gardening Certificate

 

Module 1: Introduction to Zen Gardening

  • A history of Zen gardening
  • What is Zen?
  • What is at the centre of Zen?
  • What makes a garden Zen?

 

 

Module 2: Elements in a Zen Gardening

  • Understanding the elements of a Zen garden
  • How yin and yang can be incorporated
  • Understanding the symbolism of rocks in a Zen garden
  • Gravel in a Zen garden

 

 

Module 3: Creating Your Zen Garden

  • Creating a plan for a Zen Garden
  • Using Feng Shui in a Zen Garden
  • Laying a Foundation for a Zen Garden
  • Common Plants for Zen Gardens

 

 

Module 4: Water Features in a Zen Garden

  • The symbolism of water in Japanese culture
  • The symbolism of water in Buddhist culture
  • Ponds in Japanese Zen gardens
  • Waterfalls in Japanese Zen gardens

 

 

Module 5: Caring for Your Zen Garden

  • The tools required to care for a Zen Garden
  • Preparing the gravel in a Zen Garden
  • Raking a Zen Garden
  • General Zen garden maintenance

 

 

Course 3 : Urban Gardening Certificate

 

Module 1: Introduction to Urban Gardens

  • A history of urban gardening;
  • How to choose the right location for an urban garden;
  • How to determine how much sun a location gets;
  • The basic tools that you need for urban gardening;

 

 

Module 2: Choosing Plants for your Urban Garden

  • How to find out what hardiness rating means;
  • The USDA and the RHS systems for hardiness;
  • The difference between annuals and perennials;
  • Creating a budget for your garden;

 

 

Module 3: Planting and Maintaining an Urban Garden

  • How to properly prepare soil for your garden;
  • The different ways to plant;
  • The importance of crop rotation;
  • Correct watering techniques;

 

 

Module 4: Caring for and Getting More Out of an Urban Garden

  • How to properly weed a garden;
  • How to tackle pests in a garden;
  • How to stop disease in a garden;
  • Correct transplanting methods;

 

Module 5: Beyond the Urban Garden

  • How to create compost;

  • How to preserve fruit and vegetables;
  • How to cut and dry flowers;
  • Preparing your garden for winter;

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. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

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:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

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About this Course

Start A Career Outdoors As A Gardening Expert

Whether you are thinking of starting a career outdoors as a gardening expert or you are already working in the industry and are thinking of starting your own garden company, The Complete Gardening Certificate at CoursesForSuccess.com is the right choice for you.

Garden Design and Maintenance Certificate

This information packed course will teach you the basics you need to start your own gardening company or boost your career within the gardening industry. You can turn your hobby into a successful business by completing the twenty nine modules and passing the multiple choice question test.

The modules cover everything from basic gardening to pest control, landscaping and more. The course takes approximately fifteen hours to complete and on successful completion, you will have the ability to download and print your industry recognised Certificate.

When applying for a position within the gardening industry, your potential employer will be able to confirm your certification online. During your studies you will enjoy the convenience of studying at your own pace with no set schedule and from anywhere using any device, as long as you have a connection to the internet to access the modules.

The modules included in this Garden Design course and Maintenance Certificate are brimming with information to help you jumpstart your gardening career and turn your hobby and passion into a money-making opportunity.

Zen Gardening Certificate

We have created this Zen Gardening course to give students all the information they require to build and care for a Zen garden. When you complete this course, you will know all you need to know about creating a Zen garden as well as how to keep it up over the years.

The course contains topics ranging from understanding Zen and Buddhism to general garden maintenance and pest control. We have worked to ensure that this course allows you to create a Zen garden that you will love, and one that you can care for year after year.

The course is totally online and offers students a convenient way to work through the course material that works best for their personal schedules. Students can continue to work full time while taking the course.

Urban Gardening Certificate

This Urban Gardening course is designed to give you all the information you need to start a garden in an urban area. Upon completing the course, not only will you be ready to create a garden from scratch, you will know how to keep up and expand your garden year after year.

This course includes everything from choosing a location for your urban garden to collecting seeds from your garden for the following years. We have created this course to ensure that you understand what creating an urban garden entails and how to care for the garden you create.

The course is online and provides you with a convenient way to study the course material when it is most convenient for your schedule. Students who take the course still have time to continue working.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Master the skills of Gardening
  2. Comprehensive  3 course Accredited Certificate in
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Gardening experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Course 1 : Garden Design & Maintenance Certificate

 

Module 1: Gardening Basics

  • Soil type, soil evaluation & soil improvement: learn about the different types of natural soil and additional plant mixers which can be used to stimulate plant growth.
  • Garden planning & preparation: Understand the importance of initial planning on paper, before beginning the practical aspects of gardening.
  • Plant planning & purchase tips: Determine plant types and their uses, discover plant purchasing techniques.
  • Maintenance-Soil Nourishment & Watering: Learn the different materials essential for the nourishment of soil to facilitate growing and maintenance of healthy plants.

 

 

Module 2 : Garden Design Process

  • To discover the importance of the initial consultation, ongoing discussions, clarity and onsite analysis.
  • To understand the necessity of site surveying and garden concept plans to aid the decision- making process and avoid potential mishaps.
  • The basic elements of good garden design, including the plant options, hardscapes, texture and colour elements.
  • To become aware of the process in reaching the master garden plan stage and incorporating further elements into during the implementation stage.

 

 

Module 3 : Garden Design Styles

  • The importance of gathering inspiration daily from all avenues of your life, nature, other gardens, books, online and your creative inspiration.
  • An expansive list of garden design possibilities and the insight that there can be one singular theme, a combination of two or more or an adapted version of any.
  • How creating a garden design mood board assists both the owner and garden designer in creating a visual effect of the ideas, colours, plants and preferred overall theme, which can be incorporated into the garden space and features available.
  • How to use a virtual mood board created from an array of images.

 

 

Module 4 : Survey, Site Appraisal & Measuring Techniques

  • Materials and areas of measurements required for surveying a site for garden design
  • The various measurement techniques used for accurately measuring the different aspects required for completing a site survey, including curved and irregular areas
  • Various scales used in recording site measurements on survey maps
  • Correct photographic recordings and survey map drawing requirements

 

 

Module 5 : Planning Your Projects

  • Learn the benefits of project planning regardless of the size of project
  • Become knowledgeable in the stages of project planning
  • Discover the importance of creating timelines, chronological action step lists and available resources
  • Learn about developing preliminary plans and baseline plans when planning a garden project

 

 

Module 6 : Proportion Illusions & Effective Use of Space

  • Discover ways to incorporate and create optical illusion methods to enhance small garden spaces so they appear larger than life, such as creating focal points and distractions
  • You will learn many techniques including the use of long lines and garden division methods
  • The effective use of space to create a garden that suits all tastes and preferences
  • Learn about narrow plant varieties, shelf layering and creating a portable garden to suit small garden 

 

 

Module 7 : Drawing a Plan & Graphics skills

  • You will learn how time spent with creative experimentation on paper can result in saving a lot of timely and costly delays and allow for the optimal garden creation for each space
  • You will learn how to draw a garden plan which offers beauty and practicality once you have carried out a site survey and consultation
  • You will discover how to create a scale for your garden plan that allows ease of following and minimize mistakes
  • You will know how to create a graphic from your garden plan to show best visual representation for the proposed changes and design options

 

 

Module 8 : Surface & Materials / Hard Landscaping

  • The different considerations you should make before deciding which garden surface materials to choose for each landscape for effective style and functionality.
  • The different hard landscaping options, which can be used for varying garden requirements and preferences from solid garden flooring options like stone and concrete to softer, uneven options such as glass beadings or pebbles.
  • The advantages and uses of combining two or more hard surface options within one garden such as cost, functionality and style.
  • How to be familiar with the creative use of hard landscaping materials that are used to turn dull spaces into stunning visual displays and create functional but attractive garden areas.

 

 

Module 9 : Secrets of Great Soil

  • Learn the composition of the various soil types including their textures and unique components.
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of soil and what can be done to enhance each for increased fertility.
  • Discover the types of plants that are best suited to each soil type: sandy, chalky, clay, peat, silt and loam.
  • Discover the secrets of creating great soil by use of organic, natural materials.

 

 

Module 10 : Plant Selection & Care

  • Learn the advantages of planting native species to enhance your garden and surrounding wildlife species
  • Learn how to best use space constraints and other factors to adhere to when planning the spatial aspects of plant life.
  • Learn about colour themes and the colour wheel so that the garden plants, shrubs and trees chosen complement the existing background and client preferences.
  • Learn about the effect of sunlight and climate features in relation to plant selection.

 

 

Module 11 : Plant Knowledge

  • Understand plant reproductive systems: Asexual and sexual reproduction, plus a little plant physiology.
  • Receive a brief introduction to plant classification for a beginning to what plants to use.
  • Learn what plants work well in different gardens and the importance of matching certain plants together.
  • Learn about exotic and tropical plants, the care they need and how to grow them in temperate climates.

 

 

Module 12 : Low Maintenance Gardens/Planting

  • How to identify high maintenance areas in an existing garden
  • The different types of low maintenance gardens
  • How to use gravel, soil, and turf to make the garden maintenance lower
  • How planting few varieties, but more in number is a solution

 

 

Module 13 : Sustainability

  • Why creating a garden with plants that are maintainable is important
  • Why edible plants are sustainable
  • Going native with plants for sustainability
  • Reusing and Recycling Materials in the Garden

 

 

Module 14 : Garden Maintenance

  • How to reduce maintenance if it is getting out of control
  • Pruning and deadheading for appropriate care of plants
  • How to perform natural pest control
  • Winterisation in a temperate climate is an essential part of owning a garden

 

 

Module 15 : Equipment

  • What equipment you will need to run a garden design & maintenance service
  • How to choose the right tools for each job
  • What each piece of equipment is capable of
  • About racks & stakes for vine plants

 

 

Module 16 : Pest Control

  • How to define and identify common gardening pests
  • The difference between natural and chemical pesticides
  • How to garden based on the pests in your garden
  • How to monitor the pests in your garden to determine if a treatment plan is working

 

 

Module 17 : Solutions to Difficult Gardens

  • About adding container plants to keep the plants owners love without possible difficulties
  • How changing irrigation and watering systems can make a difficult garden easier to manage
  • About adding new plants with an eye towards low maintenance or new landscaping for easier gardens
  • How sometime starting over is the best option

 

 

Module 18 : Vegetable and Herb Gardens

  • What to plant
  • How to plant vegetable and herb gardens
  • How to fertilize the garden
  • About canning

 

 

Module 19 : Running your own Gardening Business

  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to build a website presence
  • How to price your service
  • Why customer service is essential

 

 

Module 20: Marketing and Social Media

  • About website business marketing
  • About marketing and social media for a bricks and mortar company
  • Why networking is still important
  • About advertising costs

 

 

Module 21: Health and Safety

  • Health and safety laws, including the Policy Statement
  • The responsibilities of an employer, employee and safety officer
  • The risks involved in gardening
  • The employee training requirements

 

 

Module 22: Insurance, Tax, VAT and Record Keeping

  • An overview of the types of insurance required
  • The income business tax structure
  • The implications of VAT and how it will affect your business
  • Record keeping and software: you will need to have detailed records for taxes, which is made easier by software

 

 

Module 23: How to build raised flower beds

  • Benefits of raised beds
  • Materials to use for raised beds
  • Ideal dimensions for raised beds
  • Step by step directions of how to make a raised bed

 

 

Module 24: How to lay a patio

  • What is a patio
  • What is an ideal size for a patio
  • What materials to use for a patio
  • Materials needed to lay a patio

 

 

Module 25: Decking

  • Planning a deck
  • Ideal Placement of a deck
  • Choosing the material to build it with
  • Tools needed

 

 

Module 26: How to Put Up Garden Fencing

  • The importance of fencing
  • What factors to consider while deciding upon a fence type
  • Choosing the best option for a particular garden
  • The types of fences available and where to use them

 

 

Module 27: How to turf a garden / lay a lawn

  • About choosing the right grass or turf for the lawn
  • How to prepare the soil for turf
  • How to take care of turf to establish a lawn
  • A step by step guide to laying turf

 

 

Module 28: How to lay artificial grass areas

  • Why there is a need for artificial turf
  • The types of turf available
  • Calculation of cost and material
  • Material you will need

 

 

Module 29: How to Build a Garden Pond

  • Choosing the right site
  • Picking out the correct lining
  • Material and tools needed to build the pond
  • Step by step instructions to build a basic pond

 

 

Course 2 : Zen Gardening Certificate

 

Module 1: Introduction to Zen Gardening

  • A history of Zen gardening
  • What is Zen?
  • What is at the centre of Zen?
  • What makes a garden Zen?

 

 

Module 2: Elements in a Zen Gardening

  • Understanding the elements of a Zen garden
  • How yin and yang can be incorporated
  • Understanding the symbolism of rocks in a Zen garden
  • Gravel in a Zen garden

 

 

Module 3: Creating Your Zen Garden

  • Creating a plan for a Zen Garden
  • Using Feng Shui in a Zen Garden
  • Laying a Foundation for a Zen Garden
  • Common Plants for Zen Gardens

 

 

Module 4: Water Features in a Zen Garden

  • The symbolism of water in Japanese culture
  • The symbolism of water in Buddhist culture
  • Ponds in Japanese Zen gardens
  • Waterfalls in Japanese Zen gardens

 

 

Module 5: Caring for Your Zen Garden

  • The tools required to care for a Zen Garden
  • Preparing the gravel in a Zen Garden
  • Raking a Zen Garden
  • General Zen garden maintenance

 

 

Course 3 : Urban Gardening Certificate

 

Module 1: Introduction to Urban Gardens

  • A history of urban gardening;
  • How to choose the right location for an urban garden;
  • How to determine how much sun a location gets;
  • The basic tools that you need for urban gardening;

 

 

Module 2: Choosing Plants for your Urban Garden

  • How to find out what hardiness rating means;
  • The USDA and the RHS systems for hardiness;
  • The difference between annuals and perennials;
  • Creating a budget for your garden;

 

 

Module 3: Planting and Maintaining an Urban Garden

  • How to properly prepare soil for your garden;
  • The different ways to plant;
  • The importance of crop rotation;
  • Correct watering techniques;

 

 

Module 4: Caring for and Getting More Out of an Urban Garden

  • How to properly weed a garden;
  • How to tackle pests in a garden;
  • How to stop disease in a garden;
  • Correct transplanting methods;

 

Module 5: Beyond the Urban Garden

  • How to create compost;

  • How to preserve fruit and vegetables;
  • How to cut and dry flowers;
  • Preparing your garden for winter;

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. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

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

MAC/iOS

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (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)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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