Landscape Design, Construction & Maintenance


In the Landscape Design, Construction & Maintenance course, students will gain a solid understanding of landscape design, as well as management techniques and practices. In addition, key topics are covered, including landscaping tools, design, maintenance, plant selection and more.


John Havlin
SSSA Fellow & Past President, Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University

Farris Hightower
Regional Sales Manager, Lindsay Sales & Service

Bill Deavours
Pesticide Deputy, Tulare County, California

Richard Koenig, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Director, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Washington State University

SAMPLE LESSON | Fertilizers & the Environment

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.


  • Field Trip: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil    
  • Soils of the United States: Southern Region
  • Landscape Site Analysis            
  • Landscape Design: Design Process      
  • Plant Selection    
  • Landscape Design: Introduction
  • Landscaping Styles        
  • Landscape Maintenance Management
  • Estimating For Landscape Maintenance
  • Landscape Tools: Use & Safety
  • Power Blower     
  • Power Shears     
  • String Trimmer  
  • Rotary Edger/Trimmer
  • 21-Inch Rotary Mower  
  • Pruning Informal & Formal Hedges     
  • Pruning Roses    
  • Introduction to Irrigation          
  • Irrigating the Land        
  • Landscape Irrigation Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Growing Media for Landscape Plants  
  • Planting Herbaceous Plants & Ground Covers
  • Planting Trees & Shrubs           
  • Elements of Pruning      
  • Advanced Pruning         
  • Plant Nutrition   
  • Fertilizers & Soil Amendments
  • Fertilizers & the Environment  
  • Pesticide Safety: Minimal Risk To The Applicator
  • Pesticide Safety in the Landscape        
  • Professional Turf Management