Home Lawn and Landscape Management | South Carolina Approval #19866

Home Lawn and Landscape Management

Course Description

The lawn and landscape are essential elements in any residential situation. Time and money are invested in the development, installation, and upkeeping of the landscaping and the turf. When not installed or managed properly that investment can be perceived as a waste as the lawn and landscape do not fulfill their purpose. This course will focus on the essentials of designing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and makes weed control easier as well as key factors for installing and establishing a functional home lawn.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key landscape design features that make weed control manageable
  • Discuss the different types of herbicides commonly used in landscape weed management situations
  • Describe key concerns to address when establishing a home lawn

Chapter 1 – Weed Management Strategies for the Landscape

Lesson 1

  • Landscape Weed Management
    • Dominant and monoculture plantings
    • Creative hardscapes
    • Ground covers
    • Dominant perennials with open understories
  • Pre-emergence herbicides for landscapes
    • Common landscape pre-emergence herbicides
      • Isoxaben (75% DF)
      • Pendimethalin (3.8 lb/gallon)
      • Pendimethalin (2% granular)
      • Trifluralin and Isoxaben (2.5 granular)
      • Dimethenamid (6 lb/gallon)
      • Dimethenamid and pendimethalin (1.75% granular)
      • Indaziflam (0.0224% granular)
  • Selective herbicides for landscapes
    • Grass herbicides
      • Sethoxydim, fluazifop, clethodim, fenoxaprop
    • Broadleaf herbicides
      • 2,4-D, clopyralid, triclopyr
    • Post-emergence selective herbicides
      • Halosulfuron, bentazon, imazaquin

Chapter 2 – Home Lawn Management

Lesson 1

  • Roles of a lawn
  • Selecting a grass species: Key questions
  • Global turf types
  • Growth cycles
  • Warm or cool season turf?
    • Advantages of warm season turf
    • Advantages of cool season turf
  • Turf identification
    • Bahiagrass
    • Bermudagrass
    • Centipedegrass
    • Carpetgrass
    • St. Augustine
    • Zoysia
  • Use of cool-season grasses in warm-season climates

Lesson 2

  • Considerations for lawn establishment
    • Planting time
    • Establishment method
      • Seeds
      • Springs
      • Plugs
      • Sod
    • Site preparation
  • Proper fertilization
  • Soil testing
  • Know your weeds
    • Weed identification
      • Grasses
      • Broadleaves
      • Sedges
    • Weed life cycle
    • Seasonal pattern or emergence
  • Weed Control
    • Herbicides
      • Selective vs Non-selective
      • Pre-emergent weed control
      • Post-emergent weed control
    • Label review
  • Calibration and troubleshooting

Final Assessment

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