Gardening Skills

Course CodeSGH10
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Learn Essential Gardening Skills in your own pace


Gardening can be a lot of fun, a hobby or a job. Without an understanding of the basics though, mistakes are easily made. Time and money can be wasted doing gardening tasks incorrectly, or with the wrong equipment and materials. This short course can be studied in your own time and is great way of learning all of the gardening essentials.

Lesson Structure

  1. Lesson 1 APPROACHES TO GARDENING
    • Ways to Garden
    • Garden Planning
    • Review what you have been learning
  2. Lesson 2 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
    • Selecting and Using Tools and Machines
    • Types of Gardening Tools and Equipment
    • Equipment
    • Review what you have been learning
  3. Lesson 3 PLANTS AND PLANTING
    • Plant Names
    • Plant Groups
    • Planting in Garden Beds
    • Taking Care of Young Plants
    • Greenhouses and Shade houses
    • Review what you have been learning
  4. Lesson 4 GROWING MEDIA AND POTS
    • Soil Composition
    • Problems with Organic Materials
    • Potting Media
    • Plant Containers
    • Review what you have been learning
  5. Lesson 5 WATERING AND FEEDING
    • Applying Water to Plants
    • Trickle Irrigation in Easy Care Gardens
    • Water Saving Measure
    • Feeding Plants
    • Review what you have been learning
  6. Lesson 6 PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS
    • Biological Competitors
    • Environmental Problems
    • The Importance of Healthy Soil to Plant Health
    • Garden Hygiene – Keeping the Garden Healthy
    • How Water Affects Plant Health
    • Air, Soil Temperature, Light: Importance to Plant Growth
    • Biodiversity: The Path to Garden and Plant Health
    • Plant Protection
    • Protecting from Cold and Heat
    • Using Organic Sprays and Dusts
    • What Makes a Weed?
    • Using Weedkillers
    • Weed Identification
    • Weed Control Methods
    • Review what you have been learning
  7. Lesson 7 PRUNING AND MOWING
    • Pruning Plants
    • Grass Surfaces
    • Maintaining Lawns
    • Review what you have been learning
  8. Lesson 8 GARDENING TECHNIQUES
    • Organic Gardening
    • Permaculture
    • No-dig Gardening
    • No-Till Planting in Turf
    • Making Compost
    • Crop Rotation
    • Seed Saving
    • Environmental Horticulture
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Hydroponics
    • Bonsai
    • Review what you have been learning
    • Final Assessment

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