The job role of a Gardener is important in agriculture. It is related to landscaping and garden activity. The Gardener performs basic operations related to the preparation of the growing medium, seedbed, planting, transplanting, and taking care of plants and planting material. The person is also responsible for tending lawns, trees, shrubs and ground covers.
The person needs to be aware of the soil and nutrition requirement of plants, pests and diseases and their control, tools and equipment, garden components, and styles and features of a garden. The Gardener needs to acquire skills in grafting, cutting, budding, training, pruning, weeding and indoor gardening. The person must know the use of basic tools and hand-powered machines, such as pruner, cutter, lawn mower, etc.
Unit 1: Introduction to Floriculture
Unit 2: Nursery Management
Unit 3: Plant Propagation
Unit 4: Garden Tools and Equipment
Unit 5: Soil Management and Field Preparation