Professional Turf Care - Writtle University College
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Professional Turf Care

About the Course

Grass cutting and gardening services are a growing industry and there is nothing more impressive than a healthy, well maintained lawn.

This course will explain what is required to look after turf surfaces, in varying situations, throughout the year

Suitable for both beginners and professionals, our training will provide you with the basic knowledge on how to manage a lawn and achieve sustainability, using cultural techniques as a foundation for success.

Whether you are a Landscaper, Gardener, Lawn Care Technician looking to expand your knowledge or simply want to improve your skills, our course will start you off on the right foot. Topics covered will include:

• Grass and its use in varying situations

• Weed, disease and pest identification

• Soil Science

• Fertiliser use, timing and choice

• Treating turf problems, associated legislation/requirements

• Sustainable Lawn Care

• Lawn Care Treatment Programmes - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

• Irrigation needs

• Aeration

• Scarification

• Top Dressing

• Seeding

• Mowing - Mower selection and frequency

• Basic Machinery Maintenance

A Writtle University Certificate of Attendance is issued on completion of the course

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to wear work clothes suitable for the weather including sturdy footwear, preferably with steel toe caps.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:10

Course Dates

Thursday 18 March 2021 - Friday 19 March 2021 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£345 per person (9 places available)


For group bookings please contact Michelle Williams 01245 424287