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Design your Garden

Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about elements used in gardening.

 It’s really important to go through the following steps before you start buying plants and digging holes: where to put your garden bed, get the soil right, remove weeds, mulch, water management, choosing plants that will suit your preferences, different purposes and the characteristics where they will be planted.

With this short-course, you will learn about different material used for the surface of the garden; use of structural features such as arches, pergolas and pavilions; what to plant and how to maintain plants in confined spaces; application of water features in the landscaping projects and more.


CONTENTS - WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

 LESSON 1: SURFACING IDEAS
Soft materials
Hard surfaces
Segmented or modular paving
Unsegmented or continuos paving
Coloured pebbles & gravel
Why pave an area?
Where to pave & how much
Choosing the right paving
Some golden rules
Creating special effects with paving
Bringing new life to old paving
Paving maintenance
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2: GARDEN ARCHES, PERGOLAS & PAVILIONS

Choosing the right arch
Maintenance of metal arches
Maintenance of timber arches
Pergolas
Building a pergola
Living in a garden pavilion
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3: DEALING WITH CONFINED SPACES
Courtyards
Narrow gardens
Plants for narrow gardens
Verandas
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4: WATER GARDENS
Water in the landscape
Water effects
Construction
Water pumps
Edges of water features
Keeping the water clean
Oxygenating plants
Creating a waterfall
Types of waterfall
Fencing/safety of water features
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5: USING PLANTS IN THE GARDEN
The garden bed
Plants for your garden
Plants for different uses
Plants to avoid
Review what you have been learning
Final assessment

 

How does this course work?


You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam ( email- [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course - [email protected]

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Choosing Garden Elements - Short Course Choosing Garden Elements - Short Course
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