Landscaping Home Gardens

Course CodeAHT103
Fee CodeS1
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Designing home gardens

  • Learn how to plan, lay out and construct your own home garden.
  • Develop garden design skills for all types of gardens - for play, work or display.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills in garden design and maintenance to help start a career in home landscaping.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Designing Gardens - the basics of design concepts through to understanding how to use them.
  2. Styles of Gardens - formal, informal, natural, and other themes.
  3. Drawing Plans ‑Designing Gardens - learn how to draw basic landscape features and garden designs.
  4. Understanding Soils - clays, loams, sands - how to identify them and treat them for better plant growth.
  5. Basic Landscape Construction - what is involved to build basic structures like steps, walls, paths, etc.
  6. Weeds & Pests - how to identify and treat garden weeds and pests.
  7. Planting and Pruning - techniques to plant, prune and care for garden plants.
  8. Lawns, paving and other surfacing - care for various surfaces
  9. Garden Features - how to select and use garden features in a landscape.
  10. Developing "YOUR" Garden - Special Project


  • Understand the design procedure and the principles of landscape design
    • Develop knowledge of garden styles through history and apply this to your own designs
    • Develop skills in graphical techniques for plan drawing
    • Develop knowledge of soil properties and their relevance to home horticulture
    • Understand the principles and practices of basic landscape construction
    • Develop knowledge of pests and weeds, and their management in home horticulture
    • Develop skills in planting and pruning for home gardens
    • Develop knowledge of lawns and surfaces appropriate to home landscaping
    • Develop knowledge of landscape furnishings and other features appropriate for home gardens
    • Utilise skills developed during this course to develop a landscape design for a home garden.

Take this course to:

  • Learn to design, construct and develop your own garden
  • Take the first step to a new business career in home landscaping
  • Improve the value of your own property with your own exclusive landscape design
  • Learn how to look after and maintain a garden

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