Student will analyze landscape worker job to identify
tasks involved according to the Dept. of Labor
Student will select and use appropriate technology to
research information and assess the credence of the informational source.
Student will demonstrate knowledge of site development,
lawn care, and care and maintenance of plantings.
Student will practice designing irrigation system appropriate
for a specific site developed with lawn and plantings.
Student will interpret specific zone and deed restrictions
and apply the information in planning and designing site.
Student will apply basic principles of sun-orientation on heating and cooling and watering variables.
Student will analyze variables that are applicable to informed decision making in selecting appropriate plants
and shrubs that may be expected to thrive in this climate and adjust to the water restrictions currently enforced.
Student will know how to layout an irrigation system to
efficiently meet watering needs.
Student will calculate gallonage required for the irrigation system as planned.
Severely Emotionallly Disturbed Students at Mainland High
School will use technology resources to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs.
Student recognizes need for information.
Student recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision-making.
Student formates questions based on information needs.
Student uses information effectively and creatively, as described by the following indicators:
1. organizes information for practical application
2. integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
Student pursues information relevant to personal interests, as described by the following indicators:
1. seeks information relevant to various dimensions of own interest, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters, and recreational pursuits.
Student will be knowledgeable of landscape worker tasks
in preparation for employment.
Student will attain skills usable in maintaining own home
Student will practice researching, selecting, and planning
appropriate care and maintenance of plants , shrubs and trees that are appropriate to this climate.
Student will whet personal analytical skills in assessing
appropriateness of trees and shrubs for specific site,
taking into consideration the water limitations and climatic
impact on plantings.
Student will apply math skills in calculating watering needs, costs of plantings, and measuring lot dimensions.
Student will use common materials (cement, peat, perlite,
and vermicultie) to create light-weight, durable planting pots that simulate heavy cement pots, realizing that garden
landscapes may be enhanced by decorative pots that may
be accessed economically with the investment of energy
The student will print a copy of the site design depicting the lot and placement of the buildings.
The student will use computer software to research plants
and trees and shrubs to attain the needs of specific plantings. The information will be placed on a reference chart. The student may also attain information from reference text: Alys Clancy's Gardening Guide (a guide for
gardeners in East Volusia County, Florida}
Student will design lot and irrigation system and print out
hard copy to be analyzed and evaluated by teacher and student cooperatively.
Student will submit a evaluation chart of the plant selections for the established lawn.
I. Student will use computer software for site development, locating a house on a lot 80" x 160',
facing the house to the East and including a two-car
garage on the west side. A deck 12' x 25' will be on the
north side. The street is on the south side of the lot.
Student will take into consideration:
heating and cooling costs
Print out developed site plan depicting orientation of the house on lot.
II. Select lawn type and shrubs, trees and plantings for the
lot. Use computer software to indicate the planting on
the site. Select plantings that may be expected to thrive
in the Daytona Beach climate, considering watering
restrictions and water requirements of each planting.
Trees should be no more that 25-30 feet at full growth.
Print out hard copy for teacher-student analysis and
III. Use computer software, LANDDESIGNER 3D, and the
www.toro.com/sprinkler URL to design appropriate irrigation system for the site developed. Design a 3 zone system.
Use a minimum of one sprinkler head of each type:
quarter-circle, half-circle, full circle, and straight head.
Try to include a single stream head, a flood bubbler, and a fixed spray head.
Determine gallonage of irrigation system for one hour.
Figure the cost of irrigating with this system on city water
supply. Figure the cost of installing a shallow well and
irrigation pump. Compare the two sources of water supply and choose the most economical system to use
for irrigating the lawn.
Print a hard copy of the irrigation system as planned.
Prepare a written cost comparison of the water supply sources.
IV. Working with a classmate, select one home in your neighborhood that you both think is a well designed
lot. Sketch the lot shape on quarter inch graph paper.. Measure each side of the lot and record the length of each side on your sketch. Sketch in the shrubs and trees. Name the shrubs and trees. You may ask the owner for the names of the plantings.If the kind of tree or shrub is not known, use Alys Clancy's Garden Guide to try to find the name of the planting. Write the name of the grass on the lot.
Make a chart showing each planting and the care requirements of each. Evaluate the owner's selection
in regard to the climate and water shortage in our area.
Refer to Alys Clancys garden Guide to make you
judgement of the approriateness of the planting. Rate
each selection on a 1 to 10 rating . Let 1 stand for
very poor selection and 10 stand for excellent choice.
Research the type of grass that the owner used for the
lawn. Record the pros and cons of that type of grass for
V. Participating in a team activity, the student will use cement, peat, vermiculite, and perlite to create a
hypertufa planter suitable for plantings to enhance a
landscape. An objective comparison will be made
with a heavy, costly cement planter to evaluate the
process and product.
3.5 Students display responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, integrity, and healthy decision-making.
3.8 Students work cooperatively to successfully complete a project or activity.
5.1 Student will integrate academic and applied technology principles into the workplace.