Garden Maintenance VHT100

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Become expert at maintaining your garden.! Maintain a garden in perfect conditions in the most efficient way! Save time and resources and have the most beautiful garden nonetheless. Over ten lessons, you learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved. A course for garden horticulturalists, gardeners and garden owners.

Have a healthy looking garden year round

Proper garden maintenance will cost you both time and money. Fortunately, there are shortcuts to help you have a good-looking garden without spending a huge amount of time or money on your property.

We usually think of garden maintenance as a summer priority when lawns, weeds and pl…

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Become expert at maintaining your garden.! Maintain a garden in perfect conditions in the most efficient way! Save time and resources and have the most beautiful garden nonetheless. Over ten lessons, you learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved. A course for garden horticulturalists, gardeners and garden owners.

Have a healthy looking garden year round

Proper garden maintenance will cost you both time and money. Fortunately, there are shortcuts to help you have a good-looking garden without spending a huge amount of time or money on your property.

We usually think of garden maintenance as a summer priority when lawns, weeds and plants grow vigorously but even in winter a garden may deteriorate without regular maintenance.

Plants that are fed well are healthier, resist disease and pest problems, and generally require less maintenance. If a plant is unhealthy, it may be because of a lack of good nutrition, but it can just as easily be because of something else. Healthy plants resist pest and disease problems.

Heat, cold, wind, rain, frost, shade, pollution and other environmental problems can have disastrous effects on plants. Plant varieties vary in their tolerance of these conditions, for example the heat which might kill one plant may simply slow the growth of another. Some plants are very adaptable others not.

Over ten lessons, learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved.

Course Structure This course consists of 10 lessons:
  1. Introduction - Planning and managing a garden.
    Instructs how to develop a sensible maintenance program for any garden ? big or small.
  2. Garden Furnishings and Machinery - Develops an understanding of power tools used for maintaining a garden and also furnishings.
  3. Feeding Plants - Details areas involving plant care - nutrition , Improving soils, Cation exchange & pH , Plant Nutrition
  4. Weed Control- this lesson goes through weed control methods, common groups of weeds and options for treating and recognising different weed varieties.
  5. Weedicides - Types of chemicals found in weedicides and suitable weedicides, which would control the weed.
  6. Natural Pest Control - Goes through advantages and disadvantages of chemical and non- chemical pest control. Goes through natural controlling methods for pest and diseases. Teaches how to identify and solve specific problems
  7. Chemical Pest Control - Advises on safety procedures when using agricultural chemicals, specific chemical treatments and a summary of pesticides.
  8. Turf Management - Develops an understanding of turf varieties, appropriate turf for specific areas, low and high maintenance turf.
  9. Irrigation. - Details on Irrigation, appropriate Irrigation systems and watering for plants.
  10. Maintenance of Plants - Overall areas to consider when dealing with plant care, maintenance of a complete garden area.
Aims
  • Evaluate the maintenance needs and develop a plan for maintaining a garden.
  • Select and maintain tools and equipment appropriately for use in garden maintenance.
  • Describe maintenance requirements for garden structures such as furniture, gates and fencing.
  • Maintain appropriate nutrition requirements for healthy plant growth.
  • Control weeds in a garden.
  • Use weedicides in a safe and effective way.
  • Control pests using non chemical methods.
  • Use chemical pesticides safely and efficiently.
  • Maintain lawns in a healthy and well maintained condition.
  • Describe options for managing water in a garden.
  • Determine actions that should be taken to maintain a variety of different plants.
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