Objectives Objectives ENABLING OBJECTIVES LESSON OBJECTIVE • Identify and demonstrate proper use of hand tools used in the landscape industry, as well as understand proper maintenance and safety • Proper installation of plants in the landscape • After completing this lesson on Landscape Installation, Plant Growth, and Maintenance, students will demonstrate their ability to apply the concept in real-world situations by obtaining a minimum score of 80% on the Landscape Maintenance Plan evaluation. 01 02 Proper care and maintenance of landscape plants post installation • 03
Key Terms • Guying Staking • Furrow
Objective 1Identify and demonstrate proper use of hand tools used in the landscape industry, as well as understand proper maintenance and safety
Maintenance of Landscape Tools and Equipment Restore wood surfaces Restore metal surfaces Sharpen tools • Sanding • Applying linseed oils to wooden surfaces • Wash surface of metal with hot, soapy water • Use wire brush or steel wool with silicon carbide paper and oil • Use a grinder to sharpen edges of saws, axes and any other tool with sharp edges • Blunt edges cause more harm than sharp ones
Objective 2Proper installation of plants in the landscape (including site selection, soils, planting process, and mulching)
Installing Trees and Shrubs • How Trees are Sold • Preparing Soil • Transplanting • Planting Procedures • Mulching
Objective 3Proper care and maintenance of landscape plants post installation (trees, shrubs, bedding plants and ground cover)
Landscape Plants Trees Shrubs Bedding Plants Ground Covers
Conclusion Landscape installation, plant growth, plant maintenance and weed and pest control are essential components of the landscaping process. Landscape includes the care of trees, shrubs, bedding and ground cover plants, as well as turf grasses. Without proper installation and maintenance, a landscape will not grow and flourish. Maintenance includes pruning, fertilization, irrigation, disease, pest, and weed control; as well as knowledge of cultivation and transplanting. All of these steps, combined, are critical in the landscaping process.
Exit Card • What did you learn about landscape installation, plant growth, and maintenance? • What questions do you still have about landscape installation, plant growth, and maintenance?