Martha Bach

The following information comes from the named instructor and should describe characteristics general to courses as taught by this instructor. Individual sections of specific courses will deviate from this description in some respects.

Class Format

Class combines hands on labs with lecture material to reinforce landscape maintenance principles and techniques including pruning, fertilization, soils, irrigation and weed control. Students will learn installation of annuals and perennials and learn to assess landscape plantings and identify disease and insect damage and fertilization techniques.

Resource Use

Book: None. Use of hand-outs and on-line KSU Extension information.


Homework is frequently assigned to reinforce the reading material and comprehension of class concepts. Three exams are given including the final.

Homework Policy

See the Assessment section above. Late work is accepted but is marked-off 10 points for each class period after the deadline.

Attendance Policy

Class participation is strongly recommended and class discussions often reinforce the concepts discussed in class. You can't participate in these discussions if you are not in attendance and your absence may affect your grade because of a lack of knowledge and understanding.


I am usually available a half hour before or after class to discuss class related issues.

Additional Information

The labs are hands-on and usually conducted outside. Sunscreen, gloves and practical clothing and shoes are recommended on lab days. For example, if we are transplanting perennials then you can not properly and safely use a shovel if you have Crocs or sandals on. Please plan accordingly.