Garden Maintenance Diploma

Garden Maintenance Diploma
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Set your garden aside from your neighbours’, and realise that maintaining your garden no longer needs to be a mundane task.

Give your garden a makeover in just a few simple steps with this course, which will provide a sustainable platform that will teach you how to keep your garden in a healthy and presentable state at all times.

Why should I enrol onto this course?

Be assured that this 10 module flexible programme is simple and easy-to-digest. You will be able to enjoy the benefits of learning at your own pace and better still, carry on without compromising with your current commitments.


This course will provide you with sound information for maintaining a garden.

  • Identify the main criteria to consider when planning a maintenance programme.
  • Identify the 10 areas concerned in parks management.
  • Summarise the staffing structure of a Parks Department.
  • Summarise the staffing structure of a Parks Department.
  • Explain the ideal conditions for mowing.
  • Learn and compare different types of outdoor furniture.
  • Understand the factors that contribute to nutrition of plants.
  • Learn how to improve soil.
  • Identify signs of nutrient deficiency.
  • Discover all methods of weed control.
  • Identify the most commonly used chemicals.
  • Understand the preventative methods of controlling health.
  • Identify household remedies that can help control pests.
  • Identify which mechanical controls can be used .
  • Identify the symptoms of diseases, viruses and pests.
  • Learn the Golden Rules for using chemicals safely.
  • Ways of applying chemicals.
  • Summary of pesticides.
  • Reading labels.
  • Identify the different types of turf.
  • Explain what can influence the growth of turf.
  • Understand the difference between the 5 basic types of irrigation systems for broad acre and landscaped areas.
  • Understand when to prune different plants.
  • Describe what protection might be required for plants.
  • Recognise the importance of good drainage.


  • No pre-requisite.
  • Readily available for you to access online from anywhere.
  • Give your garden a healthy boost with professional advice.
  • Use the skill-set you have gained towards an income-bearing career.
  • At the end of each unit there is a multiple choice question assessment, which is a great way to help you remember the main points of each lesson and confirmation that you have retained the essential knowledge.
  • Planning and Managing a Garden
  • Furnishings and Machinery
  • Feeding Plants
  • Weed Control
  • Weedicides
  • Natural Pest Control
  • Chemical Pest Control
  • Turf Care
  • Irrigation
  • Maintenance of Plants
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android