Plan and Design Your Backyard

The environment surrounding your home can have a huge effect on the health and lifestyle of those who live there. The cleanliness of the air, the warmth of the home and natural light can all be altered with the appropriate planning and designing of your backyard. This course is designed to help you learn about the impact of building surrounds, including a garden, on the interior environmental conditions. In this course you will learn:

  • How to design a new home garden, including processes and permits
  • The fundamental principles of house design
  • Why you should create physical buffers and shaded areas
  • Best landscaping practices
  • Environmentally friendly gardening, including composting and renewable energy