Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Residential Landscape Establishment and Maintenance, 2009

1.) Describe job characteristics for career opportunities in the residential landscape industry.

2.) Identify safety precautions in the residential landscape and maintenance industry.

3.) Identify residential landscape plants and turfgrasses by common name.

4.) Design a residential landscape plan.

•  Choosing plants and turfgrasses for a landscape based upon selected criteria
•  Demonstrating residential landscaping techniques
5.) Identify tools and equipment used for the installation and maintenance of a residential landscape.

•  Demonstrating the maintenance of hand tools and small power equipment
6.) Utilize skills needed to maintain drainage and irrigation systems.

•  Identifying various sprinklers used in an irrigation system
7.) Maintain trees, shrubs, plants, and turfgrasses in a residential landscape.

Examples: fertilizing, controlling weeds, mowing, edging, weed-eating

8.) Select types of fertilizers and methods of application used in the residential landscape and maintenance industry.

9.) Identify insects, diseases, and weeds that affect residential landscape plants.

Examples: insects—army worms, grubs, mole crickets

- diseases—dollar spot, rusts, fungi

- weeds—crabgrass, pigweed

10.) Differentiate among various types of pesticides used on residential landscape plants.

•  Describing techniques for preparing pesticide mixtures
11.) Demonstrate appropriate business-related work ethics and managerial skills for a lawn maintenance business.

12.) Describe technological advancements in the residential landscape industry.