|1. Description - |
|Introduction to the aesthetics of garden water features and the techniques used in their design, construction, and maintenance. Use of fish, plants, and other natural systems in garden ponds and pools.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- demonstrate practical knowledge of garden pond and pool construction.
- compare and contrast different water feature systems.
- describe methods for long-term maintenance of garden water features.
- prepare a list of plants suitable for use in garden water features.
- discuss the cultural use of ponds and pools.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Design laboratory and related horticultural facilities and equipment. Students provide pruning shears with sheath, work boots, leather gloves, rubber gloves and clothing for field work. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Garden ponds and pools
- Biotic vs. abiotic systems
- Pros and cons of water features in the landscape
- Cultural use of pools and ponds around the world
- Aesthetic and/or functional purpose
- Water circulation
- Aeration and filtration
- Layout and grading
- Plumbing and electrical
- Reinforcing and protective veneers
- Start-up and operation
- Planting techniques and plant selection in ponds and pools
- Maintenance issues
- Guest speakers (as appropriate to topics)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Skills test in pond construction techniques
- Documented active participation which furthers garden water feature knowledge and skill development.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Beneke, Jeff. Garden Pools - 4 Ed. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Pub., 2002. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Environmental Horticulture & Design |
|9. Method of Instruction - No content|
|10. Lab Content - No content|
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content|
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Environmental Horticulture & Design. |