Online Class: Landscaping 101


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  • 10
    Lessons
  • 20
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 3,337
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

The enjoyment of a beautiful landscape is one of the great pleasures of home ownership. However, actually realizing your landscaping visions can be stressful Frequently you have a bare dirt and poor grass yard or an all grass yard and you just don't know where to start. This online course can help.  Landscaping 101 will not only teach you the basics of the science of landscaping, it will show you how to apply your own creativity to transform your yard into a work of art.
 

In this course you will:

  • Learn the basics of landscaping including harmony, balance, color, natural transitions, proportion and line.
  • Learn how to assess your present landscape needs.
  • Learn how to assess the purpose of your landscape.
  • Learn how to gather ideas and whether to use professional help or not.
  • Learn how to plan your landscape, and schedule the work.
  • Learn how to avoid common landscaping mistakes.
  • Learn how to make the most of what you have.

 
This starter course is ideal for anyone -- whether you just want to improve one corner of the yard, or you want to add some flowerbeds or a tree or shrub here and there, or you're starting from scratch with a bare lot and need to learn how to start, plan, and finish an entire landscape.
 

 


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
     
     

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (1,604 votes)

    Lesson 1: Introduction and the Importance of Dirt

    A good landscape will provide recreation, privacy, and pleasure to its owners. This lesson will discuss the tools and planning needed to create your landscape. 22 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Take Poll: The Landscaping Course
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

    Lesson 2: Assessing Your Landscaping Needs

    The process of assessing your landscaping needs and finding the best solutions is essential to creating an effective landscape. 22 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

    Lesson 3: Mistakes and Planning

    This lesson addresses how to avoid problems and mistakes while planning your landscape. 20 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

    Lesson 4: Starting and a Three-Year Plan

    In this lesson, we will discuss how to get started and a basic three-year plan for developing your landscape. 18 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Take Poll: Starting Time Frame
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

    Lesson 5: Planning Specifics

    This lesson shows you how to draw up a base plan and landscape plan. 17 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

    Lesson 6: Estimating the Costs

    In this lesson, you will receive a general idea about how much plants, decorative designs, and soil will cost. 17 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review Article: Tips on Saving Money
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

    Lesson 7: Design for Outdoor Living

    This lesson discusses some ways to dress and light up your outdoor living space. 16 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review Article: Landscape Design Software
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

    Lesson 8: Outdoor Rooms

    This lesson discusses porches and hideaways. 16 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Take Poll: Outdoor Areas
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

    Lesson 9: How to Select the Right Plants and Things

    This lesson will discuss how to choose the right garden ornaments. 17 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Plant Selector; Common Landscaping Mistakes
    • Take Poll: Plant Selection
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

    Lesson 10: Soil and Other Preparations

    This lesson explains the properties of soil, including pH balance and acidity levels. 106 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review Article: Mulch, Stone, Plant Calculator
    • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam
    • Complete: Final Exam
    271
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of dirt.
    • Assess your landscaping needs.
    • Create a 3 year plan.
    • Define planning specifics.
    • Estimate the costs.
    • Create design styles for outdoor living.
    • Describe outdoor rooms.
    • Describe ways to select the right plants, trees, and shrubs, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

    Additional Course Information

    Online CEU Certificate
    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
    • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
    • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
    • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
    • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
    Document Your CEUs on Your Resume
     
    Course Title: Landscaping 101
    Course Number: 7550027
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,604 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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