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Landscape Construction

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

$ 1.362.492
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£ 340

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Learn to build landscapes. This course develops your knowledge of how to construct or build a landscape - as distinct from designing a landscape. Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. This course provides a good grounding for someone entering the landscape industry.

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IT Management
Construction Training
Skills and Training
Garden Design

Programa académico

Lesson Structure: Landscape Construction BHT111

There are 10 lessons:

Tools and Machinery
Manual Handling
Materials used for Constructing Tools and Equipment; ferrous metals, non ferrous metals
Safety with Electricity
Engine Troubleshooting
Machine Maintenance
Types of Machines
Chainsaws: safety, buying, using
Earthmoving and Cultivating Equipment; rotary hoes, ploughs, cultivators, etc
Workshop and Hand Tools; spanners, chisels, hacksaws etc
Hand saws, Rakes, Spades, Shovels, Rollers, Wheelbarrows, Sprasyers, etc
Landscape Plans and Setting out a Construction Site
Reading Landscape Plans, Scale, etc
Understanding and Using Triangulation
Slope, Contouring, Grid Systems
Drainage in Landscape Construction
Introduction to Drainage
Testing Drainage
Improving Drainage
Improving Soil Water Infiltration
Improving Drainage after construction; sand slitting, aerating, sub soiling
Sub Surface Drains; types, layout, outlet, gradients, pipe spacing, etc
Surface Drainage
Soil Testing; testing nutrients, pH, toxins
Levelling terminology
Levelling Procedure
Levelling a Sloping Site
Earthmoving Machinery; Bobcat, Backhoe, Dozer
Use an Experienced Driver
Topsoil Considerations
Earth Forming: creating Mounds
Building Raised Garden Beds
Earth Quantity Calculation
Soil Degradation
Erosion; water erosion, wind erosion, controlling erosion
Soil Acidification Management
Managing Soil Compaction
Managing Chemical Residues
Surfaces, Paths, Paving and Turf
Surfaces for Play Areas
Concrete; concrete, cement, mortar, variations in treatment and use
Loose Surfacing Materials: advantages and disadvantages
Bark Surfaces, Crushed tiles, pebbles, etc
Paths; concrete, asphalt, etc
Paving; laing pavers, setting out circular paving, curved paving, edges to paving
Lawns and Turf; shape, design, establishment
Garden Edges
Playing Field Construction
Sand Based Technology
Constructing Steps
Construction of Garden Structures I
Buildings in a Garden; gazebos, verandahs, storage buildings, cubbies, etc
Where to build a building
Floors and Foundations for Buildings
Walls; brick construction, coping, expansion joints, etc
Retaining Walls
Wooden Walls
Construction with Rock or Masonry; dry walls, wet walls
Home Playgrounds
Using Timber in the Garden
Differences between Softwood and Hardwood
Construction of Garden Structures II
Compost Bins
Traditional Features: gazebos, statues, gates, arches, sundials, bird baths, urns, tubs, pergolas, pleached alleys, etc
Wooden Decks
Constructing a Deck
Greenhouse and Shadehouse; types, construction, installation
Water Features; Waterproofing, keeping water clean
Landscaping a pond
Tennis Courts
Rockery Construction
Artificial Rock Formation
Mulching Rockeries
Garden Furniture
Lighting in the Garden
Irrigation Systems
Planning an Irrigation System
Types of Systems: sprinkler, drip, automatic, etc
Using and Maintaining an Irrigation System
Establishing Hedges and Other Plants
Factors affecting successful plant establishment
Physical Plant Protection Methods
Hedges; site preparation, plant selection, spacing, planting, pruning, hedge maintenance
Workplace Safety and Management of Landscape Construction Work
Risk Management on a Landscape Construction Site
The Risks
Keeping a Work Site Safe
Duty of CareSignificance of Illness
Protective Clothing
Safety with Tools and Equipment
Safety with electricity and different types of equipment
Tool Maintenance

This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.
Learning Goals: Landscape Construction BHT111

Manage equipment for landscape construction projects, including tools and machinery.
Determine earthworks for a landscape development.
Plan the construction of different landscape structures including buildings, fences, and walls.
Manage the installation of a simple irrigation system in gardens.
Determine construction techniques for different building or installing different garden features; including paving, water gardens, rockeries and furnishings.
Determine techniques for creating soft landscaping.
Manage work being undertaken on a landscape construction site.


Compare the quality and cost of a range of different tools and machinery used in landscape construction.
Identify tools and machinery used in everyday work by landscape constractors.
Explain appropriate uses for different tools and machinery on a landscape construction site.
Prepare landscape plans for a number of landscape sites
Research and report on marking out boundaries in construction sites
Describe how to locate contours
Determine the fall of existing drains, and identify appropriate falls, spacing and depths of drains
Observe and report on earth moving equipment in operation
Survey a site and recommend earthworks necessary
Examine surfacing materials for paths, gardens, etc and determine the appropriate landscaping function of each.
Assess the construction of a range of different existing landscape features
Describe preparation of foundations for a specified garden structure, on a specific site.
Design a rockery at least 30 square metres in area
Contact a range of suppliers of landscape materials and compare the products available in your locality.
Identify materials needed to install an irrigation system on a site selected by you.
Prepare plans of irrigation systems
Research which species of plants are suitable for hedging in your locality
Outline how to effectively transplant an existing tree
Prepare a detailed risk assessment for a landscape construction site
Identify safe working practices for a landscape construction site
Determine a list of work tasks to be undertaken on a landscape construction site. Give a time frame for completion of the entire project

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