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Course Title: Home Garden Expert Course AHT101

Home Garden Expert Course AHT101

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Create your ideal garden! Become the gardening expert of your family with this comprehensive home gardening course. This course contains hundreds of pages of notes, hundreds of photos and illustrations, and (for the online & CD version) large numbers of automated self assessment tests. Eight units each comprising 2 or 3 lessons. Each lesson involves both reading and practical work.

Course Structure for Home Garden Expert Course AHT101

  1. Basic Plant Identification & Culture
    • Plant names, planting, transplanting, tools & equipment
  2. Soils & Nutrition
    • Soil structure, nutrition, composting, soil building, drainage, fertilizers
  3. Pests & Weeds
    • Identifying problems, sprays, biological control, weed identification & control
  4. Landscaping
    • How to design a garden, rockeries, native gardens, traditional (European style) home gardens
  5. Propagation
    • Propagating materials, seed, cuttings
  6. Lawns
    • Turf varieties, laying a lawn, lawn care
  7. Indoor Gardening
    • Hardy indoor plants, container growing
  8. The Kitchen Garden
    • Vegetable gardening, fruit trees, herbs

Aims of  Home Garden Expert Course AHT101

  • Identify plant health problems and know treatments
  • Know the plant naming system and how plants are classified
  • Understand the effect of soil structure and texture on plant growth
  • Understand plant terminology and planting methods
  • Understand plant pruning requirements and methods
  • Know plant nutrition requirement
  • Understand soil conditions and when they require improvement
  • Recognise a range of pests and diseases and the methods of control
  • Recognise a range of weeds and know various control methods
  • Know a range of garden styles and the history behind them
  • Have knowledge of landscape construction techniques
  • Understand the elements and processes of landscape design
  • Understand various propagating techniques
  • Propagate plants by various methods
  • Understand the soil preparation and requirements to establish or renovate a lawn
  • Know lawn maintenance requirements
  • Understand requirements, including environmental and nutritional aspects of growing plants indoors (including hydroponics and greenhouses)
  • Know how to select plants suited to growth indoors
  • Develop knowledge of vegetable growing procedures and requirements
  • Have knowledge of a range of fruits and berries suited to the home garden
  • Have knowledge of a range of commonly grown herbs and flowers

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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