This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about seasonal lawncare. The course is a mixture of theory and practical activity focusing on the two most important seasons; Autumn and Spring.

Short Course (Ryton) Seasonal Lawncare

 AoPH Short Course Seasonal Lawncare

The invention of the cylinder or reel mower in 1830 made lawn maintenance easier to achieve, but it wasn’t until the growth of the suburbs in the early 1900s that lawns became widespread outside of parks, golf courses, and large estates.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about seasonal lawncare. The course is a mixture of theory and practical activity focusing on the two most important seasons; Autumn and Spring.

In this course the following will be covered:

History of the lawn

Types of lawn

A comparison of lawn establishment from turf and seed

The turf care calendar -  A comprehensive programme covering all seasonal maintenance activities to produce a high quality ornamental lawn

Autumn -  use of a besom, autumn fertiliser application, scarification, spiking, topdressing, disease control, autumn lawn repair, autumn mowing techniques

Spring - turfing, re-seeding, topdressing, spring fertiliser application, weed control, spring mowing techniques

Use of turf care equipment - rotary and cylinder lawn mowers, besom, switch, lawn rake, landscape rake, lute, fertiliser spreaders, turfing iron, turf trimming box, edging iron, edging shears.

Dates and times - This is a two day programme.

 11th September 2018 at Ryton

This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

What qualification will I get? On completion of each of the two separate sessions you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course.  2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.

Cost ? £195.00 plus V.A.T. at £39.00 for the complete course, total payable £234.00.

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a practical course with some theory underpinning knowledge, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual  clothing which should include safety footwear. It is also advisable to be prepared for inclement weather by bringing waterproof clothing. You WILL NOT be applying commercial plant protection products at any point, however there are practicals involving the application of products (weed killers, fertilisers and  fungicides) available to the amateur gardener. For those all necessary protective clothing will be provided.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.

 

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