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Online Class: Landscaping 101

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Course Description

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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.
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  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Support
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 3: Mistakes and Planning

    This lesson addresses how to avoid problems and mistakes while planning your landscape.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 5: Planning Specifics

    This lesson shows you how to draw up a base plan and landscape plan.
  • Lesson 6: Estimating the Costs

    In this lesson, you will receive a general idea about how much plants, decorative designs, and soil will cost.
  • Lesson 7: Design for Outdoor Living

    This lesson discusses some ways to dress and light up your outdoor living space.
  • Lesson 8: Outdoor Rooms

    This lesson discusses porches and hideaways.
  • Lesson 9: How to Select the Right Plants and Things

    This lesson will discuss how to choose the right garden ornaments.
  • Lesson 10: Soil and Other Preparations

    This lesson explains the properties of soil, including pH balance and acidity levels.

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Course Title: Landscaping 101
Course Number: 7550027
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.8 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 CEU Certification: $75.00

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.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam19
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam20
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam20
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam16
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam15
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam15
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam14
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam14
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam15
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam16
Final ExamExam90
Total Points:509

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