Parks and Gardens Maintenance Planner

Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for parks, gardens and grounds maintenance staff.

Jobs should only be undertaken when ground and weather conditions are suitable and will vary according to location and may vary significantly from year to year. While the year nicely divides into 12 months, activities often overlap.

Turf Maintenance tasks - month by month


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Kit and machinery

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

VIDEO: Review of Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart pedestrian battery mower

VIDEO: Review of Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart pedestrian battery mower

VIDEO: Makita Twin 18V LXT pedestrian battery mower

VIDEO: Makita Twin 18V LXT pedestrian battery mower

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

Pitch renovation and preparation

Pitch renovation and preparation

VIDEO

VIDEO - Sally Drury talks soils, seeds, sedum and more with Green-tech at Saltex 2016

VIDEO - Sally Drury talks soils, seeds, sedum and more with Green-tech at Saltex 2016

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Parks and gardens in depth

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Continual learning is an essential part of the job and professionals should embed it in their work process, says Alan Sargent.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.

Handheld machines for ornamental hedges

Handheld machines for ornamental hedges

Battery popularity continues to grow but is there still a place for petrol? Sally Drury asks what's new in both markets.