Course detailsEmbark on a new career or boost your current business with this valuable qualification. Gardening is an in-demand professions and undertaking certified training from GDMD can dramatically improve your earning potential. Whether you're starting your own business or are looking to improve your employment skills, this course will prove invaluable.
This course covers:
- Basics of gardening and garden design - Learn the basics of gardening, from planning to maintenance and how this will enable you to plan, purchase, plant and maintain a garden to suit the natural environment and garden characteristics.
- Survey, site appraisal and measuring techniques - Before planning a garden it's important to carry out a survey on the proposed plot of land. Learn how to do this using survey maps, photographs and site survey check lists.
- Landscaping - Learn about the types of landscaping materials and surfaces that can be used in all types of gardens including stone, concrete, wood, gravel and glass.
- Plant selection and care - Learn how to choose the correct plants for the natural environment, how to take care of them, how much care and maintenance different plants require and which ones are sustainable.
- Vegetable and herb gardens - Growing vegetables and herbs is very rewarding. Learn how to grow and care for vegetables and herbs and reap bumper crops.
- Running your own gardening business - Learn how to set up your own gardening business, how to market your business, the health and safety laws you need to abide by, insurance, tax and VAT issues and much more.
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