This course covers key soil attributes, characteristics of typical landscape soils, considerations of soil amendments, fertilizer and mulch selection, and management of soil pH, iron chlorosis, and compaction. You will also learn about the relationship between soil texture, structure, and pore space, how to take a soil test, and more.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of a typical landscape soil
- Describe characteristics of the soil in your garden
- Describe management practices effective in nurturing soil organisms
- Describe the relationship between soil texture, structure, pore space, and tilth
- Describe effective management practices for sandy and clayey soils
- Describe effective management practices to prevent and reduce soil compaction
- Describe considerations in selecting soil amendments
- Describe considerations in selecting mulch
- Describe management of soil pH and iron chlorosis
- Describe management for soil drainage problems
- Describe how to take a soil test and identify gardening problems that a soil test will/will not help diagnose
Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the cour
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.