Turf, Landscape and Gardening Courses

Landscape managers and master gardeners are in high demand to maintain and enhance grounds for commercial and public property owners, including stadiums, golf courses, apartment complexes, resorts and office parks. 

Turfgrass — a core element of landscape design — is a highly specialized aspect of landscape management.

The University of Georgia proudly offers its own courses for the landscaping industry.

  • In UGA’s turfgrass courses, you’ll learn to select and maintain different types of turf grasses for a variety of conditions, such as drought, shade and high traffic. 

Register yourself or employees for UGA's Principles of Turfgrass Management (offered in English or Spanish) and become Landscape Industry Certified by PLANET, The Professional Landcare Network.

Register yourself or employees for UGA's Sports Turfgrass Management. UGA's Sports Turfgrass Management Course is an in-depth review of fundamental sports field management practices, endorsed by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). 

  • Recertification Online Course for Level II: Introduction to Design brings you up-to-date on the latest changes in the federal and state requirements for land-disturbing activities. 
  • Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun is ideal for master gardeners, nursery employees, and landscape designers. 

Print-based UGA certificate courses

Learn standard turfgrass management practices and procedures. This course covers soils, turfgrass growth, fertilization, mowing, irrigation, weeds, diseases, pesticides, and much more.

Aprenda prácticas y procedimientos estándares sobre el manejo de céspedes. Este curso cubre suelos, crecimiento de céspedes, fertilización, corte, irrigación, malas hierbas, enfermedades, pesticidas y mucho más. 

This course explains how turfgrass management practices are specifically adapted to sports fields. You'll learn the principles of warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance, and troubleshooting. 

UGA online certification and certificate programs

This course covers the latest federal and state requirements for land-disturbing activities; the NPDES Permit Program; the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975; how to outline an Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan; and other related topics. 

Learn how to plant, propagate, and care for 20 awesome perennials. You'll learn each plant's origin, characteristics, bloom time, flower structure, and optimum growing conditions.