Landscapes are constantly changing – droughts and other environmental factors make it necessary to adjust maintenance priorities to the needs of the landscape. When property owners respond to situations like drought or environmental factors, their maintenance requirements may need to be adjusted to compensate for these shifts in priorities. And as urban landscapes continue to mature, maintenance requirements must reflect a commitment to protecting their increasing value. Other considerations like wear and tear, design flaws, growth habits and environmental issues will also impact maintenance requirements.
Landscape maintenance professionals are required to manage any combination of these challenges. This requires a wide ranging knowledge base and skills that include equipment operation, basic irrigation know-how, pest and disease identification and treatment, competency to apply fertilizer and pesticides, and the ability to care for a variety of plant materials.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Landscape Training Manuals are available for purchase here.