This one-year course includes instruction in plant nutrition, soil science, basic botany, grounds maintenance, turfgrass, and landscape design. Students study the proper care of lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. Students actually grow commonly used perennials and annuals. Instruction in the proper use of landscape/gardening tools, machinery, and chemicals is an essential part of the course. Using the knowledge they acquire from studying plants used in landscaping, students plan and draw a landscape design. Students who successfully complete this course may pursue career opportunities at parks, golf courses, nurseries, country clubs, garden centers, with tree and landscaping companies or with government agencies. A lab fee is required.
Physical endurance to stretch, reach, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time
Physical strength to lift up to 60 pounds