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.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available; please bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments.


Course Dates

Tuesday 25 October 2022 - Wednesday 26 October 2022 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£350 per person (6 places available)


For group bookings please contact 01245 424287