This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Examine the most important factors in the management and maintenance of commercial and residential landscapes using sustainable techniques. Learn to develop programs that reduce adverse effects on the environment, including alternative approaches to conventional lawn management. Focus on how to keep plants healthy, solve problems, and maximize resource allocation.

Required Textbook:
Hensley, David L., Professional Landscape Management, 3rd ed. Stipes Publishing,2010.

Recommended Texts:
Garrett, Howard, John Ferguson, Mike Amaranthus, Organic Management for the Professional, 1st ed. Univ. of Texas Press, 2012.
Emmons, Robert, Turfgrass Science and Management. 4th edition. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2007.
Lowenfels, Jeff & Wayne Lewis, Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web. Timber Press, 2006.
Lowenfels, Jeff, Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition. Timber Press, 2013.
Gillman, Edward F., An Illustrated Guide to Pruning, 3rd ed, Delmar, 2012.

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Introduction to Plant Science
Soil Science II

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