Whether you enjoy gardening and landscaping as a hobby or are serious about developing your horticulture knowledge, Stratfords Gardening and Landscaping course is a great way to get started.
This course begins with the fundamentals of gardening, including how to create and care for all types of plants and flowers, then provides a thorough introduction on all aspects and techniques of professional landscaping.
Students can get home gardening ideas as well as learn more about how to start a landscaping business.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for grounds maintenance workers is $32,220.*
Landscaping and gardening salaries can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Introduction to Professional Gardening and Landscaping 40 Ways to Make Money in Landscaping and Gardening
Understanding and Identifying Plants
Garden Maintenance and Garden Features
Selecting and Using Plants in the Landscape or Garden
The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Gardeners and Landscapers
Gardeningthe Complete Guide Part 1 Gardening Basics
Gardening Prep and Design
Soil and Fertilizer
Cover Crops and Green Manures
Hardiness and Heat-Zone Maps
Gardeningthe Complete Guide Part 2 Creating Water Gardens
Marginal and Periphery Plants
Creating Flower Gardens
Perennials, Annuals and Biennials
Specialty Flower Gardens
Maintaining Your Garden
Introduction to Landscaping Using Drawing Instruments
Graphic Materials and Techniques
Analyzing the Landscape Site
The Landscape Process
The Outdoor Room Concept
The Principles of Design
Techniques of Landscaping Hardscape
Landscaping in the Age of Technology
Pricing and Presenting the Proposed Design
Understanding Contracts and Contractors
Installing Landscape Plants
Selecting the Proper Grass
Maintaining Landscape Plants
Care of the Lawn
Winterization of the Landscape
Pricing Landscape Maintenance
Safety in the Landscape Industry
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition