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Stratford's gardening/landscaping course offers quality at-home career training filled with a number of professional landscaping ideas and gardening tips.

Whether you are interested in learning more about gardening and landscaping as a hobby or have a serious interest in pursuing a career in this field, Stratford's convenient and affordable home study program can help you get started.

Our in-depth curriculum was developed by professionals in the field and offers detailed information about growing a variety of crops as well as comprehensive information about landscape design and even owning a business of your own.

Enrol today and enjoy the flexibility to study at home when it is most convenient for you!
Introduction to Professional Gardening and Landscaping
• 40 Ways to Make Money in Landscaping and Gardening
• Understanding and Identifying Plants
• Garden Maintenance and Garden Features
• Selecting and Using Plants in the Landscape or Garden
• The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Gardeners and Landscapers

Gardening—the Complete Guide Part 1
• Gardening Basics
• Gardening Prep and Design
• Soil and Fertilizer
• Cover Crops and Green Manures
• Hardiness and Heat-Zone Maps
• Growing Vegetables
• Growing Herbs
• Growing Fruit

Gardening—the Complete Guide Part 2
• Creating Water Gardens
• Oxygenators
• Floating Plants
• Marginal and Periphery Plants
• Creating Flower Gardens
• Bulbs
• Perennials, Annuals and Biennials
• Specialty Flower Gardens
• Growing Vines
• Maintaining Your Garden

Introduction to Landscaping
• Using Drawing Instruments
• Lettering
• Graphic Materials and Techniques
• Analyzing the Landscape Site
• The Landscape Process
• The Outdoor Room Concept
• Plant Selection
• The Principles of Design
• Flowers
• Xeriscaping

Techniques of Landscaping
• Hardscape
• Enrichment
• Landscaping in the Age of Technology
• Pricing and Presenting the Proposed Design
• Landscape Calculations
• Understanding Contracts and Contractors
• Contract Documents
• Specifications
• Human Resources
• Installing Landscape Plants
• Selecting the Proper Grass
• Lawn Construction
• Landscape Irrigation
• Interior Plantscaping
• Maintaining Landscape Plants
• Water Gardens
• Plant Injuries
• Care of the Lawn
• Winterization of the Landscape
• Pricing Landscape Maintenance
• Safety in the Landscape Industry

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Gardening & Landscaping Program

"This course allowed me to understand the field better and offer input when communicating with staff or customers."

Michael S.

"This course was easy to understand and has increased my knowledge, so I can perform better as a Gardening Sales Associate."

Elverton C.