The Horticulture qualification is endorsed by professional bodies that represent the various spectrums of the industry. Herewith a short list of the skilled programmes that form part of this qualification:
BC Landscape | Landscaping and Horticulture
Landscape Construction – drainage and erosion, gradients, walling, rockeries, steps, creating mounds, earth shaping, hard surfaces.
Principles of Plant and Soil Science – plant biology, soils and soil cultivation, soil amendments, soil nutrients.
Garden Design – history of gardens, dynamic nature of gardens, plant identification and selection, design elements, design effects, collecting pre-planning information, drawing techniques, garden styles, furnishing and features.
Landscape Irrigation – design, installation, system maintenance.
Horticultural Machinery – tractors, compactors, cultivation equipment, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand held equipment, machinery maintenance.
Site Safety – the health and safety at work act, safety organization and control.
Planting and Establishment and Maintenance – planting selection, shrub and groundcover planting, tree planting, planting maintenance, fertilization programmes, pest and disease control, lawn construction principles, lawn maintenance.
Arboriculture – selection and tree planting, formative pruning, tree surveys, mature tree care.
Labour Management – the basic conditions of employment act, principles of supervision.
Landscape Management – contractual law, contract pricing, contract planning, variation orders, completion certificates, payment schedules, project management.