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Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance

Learn all the important aspects of garden design and maintenance with this free online course.

Art and Crafts
Free Course
This free online garden design and maintenance course will teach you the basics of gardening, from the planning stage right through to garden maintenance. This will enable you to evaluate, plan, purchase, plant and maintain a garden to suit the natural environment and garden characteristics. Start the course and learn all the important aspects of garden design and maintenance.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    CourseFlix

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course will teach you how to design, implement, and maintain a garden. It starts with lessons in basic gardening skills such as tool and plant selection, soil preparation, garden maintenance and pest control. This is followed by an explanation of the process of garden design from initial surveying to planning and finally to successful implementation.

Next the course will teach you how to build garden features such as raised flower beds, decks, and patios. This includes materials needed, ideal dimensions and step-by-step directions. All this information is presented using simple text and images for each step of the construction. The final part of the course focuses on how to establish and run your own gardening business. Factors such as marketing, social media, customer service, insurance are presented and explained.

If you are a homeowner looking to improve your gardening skills, or you have an ambition to run your own gardening and landscaping business, this free online course is for you. So start learning and within a few days you can boast of having an excellent new skill.

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Modules

Gardening Basics

Equipment

Secrets of Great Soil

Plant Selection and Care

Plant Knowledge

Low Maintenance Gardens and Planting

Garden Maintenance

Sustainability

Pest Control

Solutions to Difficult Gardens

Vegetable and Herb Gardens

Garden Design Process

Garden Design Styles

Survey, Site Appraisal and Measuring Techniques

Planning Your Projects

Proportion Illusions and Effective Use of Space

Drawing a Plan and Graphics Skills

Surfaces, Materials and Hard Landscaping

Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance - First Assessment

How to Build Raised Flower Beds

How to Lay a Patio

Decking

How to Put Up Garden Fencing

How to Turf a Garden and Lay a Lawn

How to Lay Artificial Grass Areas

How to Build a Garden Pond

Running Your Own Gardening Business

Marketing and Social Media

Health and Safety

Insurance, Tax, VAT and Record Keeping

Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe how to select garden tools and plant selection
  • Explain why soil preparation is of great importance
  • List important aspects of garden maintenance and pest control
  • Describe the process of garden design from initial surveying, to planning and to successful implementation
  • Explain how to build garden features such as raised flower beds, decks, and patios
  • Describe how to establish and run your own gardening business
  • Describe why factors such as marketing, social media, customer service, insurance are important in running a successful gardening business

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Diplomas are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Diplomas, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Diploma, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Diploma pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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