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


Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Sargent's Solutions

Alan Sargent

Your professional gardening and landscaping problems solved.

IOG Saltex

Catch up with IoG Saltex 2016 by visiting our dedicated page including Live show blog, videos, exhibitor info, product launches and news.

Kit and machinery

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

Tomlin mower trailer

Tomlin mower trailer

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

Partner Content presented by Green-tech

Parks and gardens in depth

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Careful preparation is essential for anyone moving from a full-time job to being self-employed, says Alan Sargent.

Chainsaws and pruning tools

Chainsaws and pruning tools

Selecting the most appropriate equipment for the job is key to getting the best result and there are plenty of new options, Sally Drury finds

Careers profile - Head gardener, private estate

Careers profile - Head gardener, private estate

Working for the owners of a private estate, a head gardener is responsible for the year-round management of the estate's garden.

Careers profile - Parks manager

Careers profile - Parks manager

Parks have become more of a focal point for local communities than ever before. For this reason, a parks manager is like the park's guardian.