Successful Water-wise Gardening

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Successful Water-wise Gardening

<p>Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find

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Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find out which are the best containers and potting mixes. With all the tips and hints provided in this course, you’ll be able to maintain your plants with the minimum of cost and effort and achieve an attractive outdoor area you’ll enjoy every day. Comprehensive course notes are provided in class.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Plant requirements
  • Soil types – testing, improvement
  • Potting mix types
  • Fertilizer types
  • Plants for specific areas – sun/shade, dry/ wet
  • Plants for specific uses – privacy, allergy, fragrant, bird-attracting, etc.
  • Watering – irrigation, water storage systems
  • Garden maintenance – planting, pruning, staking, mulching
  • Pests and Diseases – identification and eradication
  • Course Review


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic requirements of plants.
  2. Assess soil types and know how to improve them, if necessary.
  3. Select suitable containers and potting mixes.
  4. Analyze the difference between organic and non-organic fertilizers.
  5. Select plants for various locations.
  6. Use correct watering practices.
  7. Implement appropriate planting, pruning, staking and mulching techniques.
  8. Correctly identify pests and diseases and know how to eradicate them.