Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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HORT 258 - Sustainable Landscape Management

(G only)

Landscape management skills in site preparation and modification for landscape planting. Handling of balled and burlapped plant stock and container nursery stock in the transplanting process. Evaluating the soils of planting sites. Study of fertility practices, drainage problems, use and limitations of soil amendments, methods for selecting healthy plant material, pruning techniques, mulch materials, and chemical and nonchemical methods of weed control. Understanding the job estimating process. Assessment Level(s): ELAR 980 /IERW 002 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic morphology and anatomy of a woody plant.
  • Describe the major types of pruning and training used on plant material.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the of basics of soil science.
  • Identify common site problems and know how to correct them.
  • Use the appropriate fertilizer analysis to determine proper amount(s) based on soil testing results.
  • Develop a step-by-step procedure or procedures for installing and maintaining plant materials.
  • Identify the types of amendments and mulches.
  • Identify twenty-five common weeds found in the landscape.

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