Course Description

Learn how to enhance your yard with trees, plants, turf, and design components to create a functional and enjoyable outdoor space. Determine the best choices for your outdoor space and how to maintain your landscape in north Texas' challenging climate. No previous experience with gardening or landscaping is necessary. 

Course Outline

Week One: Plant Selection, part 1

Week Two: Plant Selection, part 2

Week Three: Plant Care

Week Four: Tree Selection

Week Five: Tree Care

Week Six: Turf Selection and Care

Week Seven: Landscape Design

Week Eight: Integrated Pest Management


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.
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