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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

I enjoyed it very much and learned things of great interest to me. I liked taking my time and working at my own pace.

V.T. - Ontario

The material from Stratford was extremely informative and helpful. I had the freedom to study at my own pace and get assistance when needed.

C.B. - Ontario