About PSS 015 A01

This lab provides practical, hands-on horticultural skills both in and around the home. Co-requisite: PSS 010.


Co-req: PSS 010; PLEASE NOTE: this optional lab does not meet the lab science requirement for CAS majors; Lab fee: $15; The fee includes Safety Glasses,Ear/Hearing protection, Work Gloves, and a Field Trip to the Hort Farm by bus; Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

To provide students with basic horticultural skills to enable them to have a better understanding of the care and use of plants in and around the home, including turf, ornamentals, vegetables and home garden fruit plants. This is the HANDS-ON component that supplements the lecture (PSS010). Ideally it is best if you have taken PSS010 prior to or concurrently with the lab but the lab is a “stand-alone” lab and does NOT require concurrent enrollment in the lecture (PSS010). You will get your hands "dirty"in this lab! Most labs are conducted OUTDOORS!

Section Expectation

After taking this lab, students will be able to properly manage ornamental and edible plants in the home landscape (indoors and out). This will include proper turfgrass management, bulb and perennial planting, tree and shrub planting, as well as pruning and composting. Additionally, students will be able to propagate a variety of plants through seeds, cuttings, layering and grafting. They will also be able to identify pests and diseases of houseplants. Lastly, students will be able to identify annual & perennial flowers, trees and shrubs commonly used in home landscapes.


Your grade for the course will be determined by your attendance at all 12 laboratories with weekly quizzes. The lowest 2 quizzes will be dropped. The lab quizzes will be worth 80% of your grade. Attendance and participation is worth 20% of your grade.

Course Dates



James M Jeffords Hall 101 (View Campus Map)


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