Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HORT 212 Sustainable Lawn Care

3 credits
Covers the identification, care, and maintenance of cool season turfgrasses. Topics include soil preparation, nutrition, thatch, pest management, installation, and renovation. Special attention is given to weeds.

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify four common grasses of Western Washington
  • Discuss soil preparation for installing a lawn
  • Explain the role of thatch and its relation to insects and disease
  • Identify sustainable practices used in the landscape
  • Describe mowing heights and its effect on turfgrass
  • Explain the role of nutrition in turfgrass health
  • Identify weeds common to Western Washington
  • Describe sustainable watering strategies for healthy turf
  • Describe insects and diseases common to turf grass in Western Washington
  • Research and identify weeds and present management options

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20