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AGH 172 - Landscape Maintenance

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Course Description:
This course is intended to give the student valuable information in the maintenance area of landscaping. Topics range from different types of plants for different areas in a landscape, plant maintenance, lawn care, winterization, pest control and safety issues.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: ebook/Access Code: $119.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  •  The student will know how to select the different plants and features that go into a landscaped area. 
  • Once all of the plants and features are selected for the landscaped area, the student will be able to perform the proper installation methods. 
  • The student will identify the different techniques used for maintaining a landscaped area.

Course Objectives:

  • The origins of landscape plants 
  • What plant forms are available for landscaping? 
  • Plant nomenclature. 
  • How to select the proper plant for the landscaped area. 
  • What are the uses and limitations of flowers in the landscape?
  • What are the different life spans of flowers? 
  • What flowers go into beds vs. flowers used for borders? 
  • How to design a flower planting. 
  • What is Xeriscaping? 
  • What are the benefits of xeriscaping? 
  • Name the seven principles of xeriscaping? 
  • What is a hardscape? 
  • How to select the right hardscape. 
  • The different types of water features. 
  • What are the different types of outdoor lighting? 
  • How to properly install landscape plants. 
  • What are the tools needed for installation of plants? 
  • How to select the proper grass for the area landscaped? 
  • The differences in turfgrasses.
  •  Proper lawn installation.
  • Types of landscape irrigation systems. 
  • How to take care of plantings. 
  • How to prune trees and shrub.

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