Course Syllabus


Course Description

Transform Your Green Canvas: Dive into the Art of Landscaping

Landscaping isn't just a profession—it's a craft, an art, and a passion that has the power to metamorphose plain land into a living masterpiece. The industry's soaring worth underscores its significance in today's world, where aesthetics and nature intertwine seamlessly in urban settings. With an increasing number of homeowners and businesses valuing well-designed outdoor spaces, the demand for skilled landscapers is booming.

Our meticulously curated course will be your compass in navigating the vast ocean of landscaping. Not just limited to theories, it will guide your hand as you apply brushstrokes on the green canvas of nature, painting with vibrant flora, serene water features, and striking hardscapes.

What’s Unfurled in this Journey?

  • From Canvas to Masterpiece: Learn to visualize barren plots and aging yards as opportunities waiting for your transformative touch. Equip yourself to reimagine and reinvigorate these spaces into lush, captivating sanctuaries.

  • Laying the Blueprint: Dive deep into design principles. From harmony and color to proportion and lines, decode the secrets of creating balanced, eye-catching layouts.

  • Foundations of Assessment: Every space narrates a story. Learn to listen. Determine the underlying needs, the core purpose of the landscape, and chart out the journey from concept to creation.

  • Strategic Planning: Translate visions into actionable steps. Be it choosing to collaborate with professionals or taking a DIY route, our comprehensive modules encompass it all.

  • Common Pitfalls & Their Evasion: Mistakes can be expensive. Acquaint yourself with common errors in landscaping and arm yourself with strategies to sidestep them, ensuring a smooth-sailing project execution.

  • Maximizing Existing Potential: Not every space needs a complete overhaul. Sometimes, enhancing existing elements can work wonders. Learn the art of optimization and rejuvenation.

This holistic course is your gateway to the world of landscaping, promising not just knowledge but an immersive experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re revamping a cozy backyard or spearheading a grand commercial landscape transformation; our insights cater to all scales and scopes.

Awaken the landscaper within you. Let's breathe life into spaces, one patch of green at a time. Your journey from a novice to a master landscaper begins here. Join us, and let's paint the world green, beautiful, and sustainable.

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

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of dirt.
  • Summarize your landscaping needs and design principles.
  • Assess your landscaping needs.
  • Summarize material and enclosure selection, application, and configuration.
  • Define cost estimating and budgeting for your landscaping project.
  • Create a 3 year plan.
  • Summarize visual analysis and curb appeal.
  • Define planning specifics.
  • Recognize landscaping tools, materials, and equipment use and application.
  • Define outdoor rooms, porches and hideaways.
  • Estimate the costs.
  • Create design styles for outdoor living.
  • Describe patios, decking, fencing, block and walls (hardscapes).
  • Describe outdoor rooms.
  • Summarize irrigation (system and components and design process).
  • Describe ways to select the right plants, trees, and shrubs.
  • Determine design for outdoor living and exterior lighting.
  • Summarize water features, fountains, ponds, statues and container gardens.
  • Recognize landscape maintenance.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment 1 points
Exam 1 12 points
Exam 2 12 points
Exam 3 10 points
Exam 4 10 points
Exam 5 10 points
Exam 6 10 points
Exam 7 10 points
Exam 8 10 points
Exam 9 10 points
Exam 10 10 points
Exam 11 10 points
Exam 12 10 points
Exam 13 10 points
Exam 14 10 points
Exam 15 10 points
Final Exam 66 points
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