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Gardening & Landscaping

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Gardening & Landscaping

Whether you enjoy gardening and landscaping as a hobby or are serious about developing your horticulture knowledge, Stratford’s 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

Gardening—the Complete Guide Part 1
• Gardening Basics
• Gardening Prep and Design
• Soil and Fertilizer
• Cover Crops and Green Manures
• Hardiness and Heat-Zone Maps
• Growing Vegetables
• Growing Herbs
• Growing Fruit

Gardening—the Complete Guide Part 2
• Creating Water Gardens
• Oxygenators
• Floating Plants
• Marginal and Periphery Plants
• Creating Flower Gardens
• Bulbs
• Perennials, Annuals and Biennials
• Specialty Flower Gardens
• Growing Vines
• Maintaining Your Garden

Introduction to Landscaping
• Using Drawing Instruments
• Lettering
• Graphic Materials and Techniques
• Analyzing the Landscape Site
• The Landscape Process
• The Outdoor Room Concept
• Plant Selection
• The Principles of Design
• Flowers
• Xeriscaping

Techniques of Landscaping
• Hardscape
• Enrichment
• Landscaping in the Age of Technology
• Pricing and Presenting the Proposed Design
• Landscape Calculations
• Understanding Contracts and Contractors
• Contract Documents
• Specifications
• Human Resources
• Installing Landscape Plants
• Selecting the Proper Grass
• Lawn Construction
• Landscape Irrigation
• Interior Plantscaping
• Maintaining Landscape Plants
• Water Gardens
• Plant Injuries
• 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
Gardening Landscaping Program

"This course was easy to understand and has increased my knowledge, so I can perform better as a Gardening Sales Associate."

Elverton C.

"I wanted to advance my academic skills to get a higher position at my job. I found Stratford Career Institute just in time."

Sandrine A.