Turf and Sports Pitch Maintenance Planner
Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for turf and sports facilities such as bowling greens , cricket pitches , football pitches , rugby pitches , golf courses , lawns and other recreational and fine turf.
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.
After nine years in charge 4452 hectares of open space entrusted to the care of the City of London Corporation (CoL), Sue Ireland is leaving for pastures new. She shares her insights from 38 years in the parks sector with Sarah Cosgrove.
Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.
Repair work should be planned well in advance and a growing number of products are available to help get the job done, Sally Drury reports.
Labour shortage, loss of chemicals, robotic mowing, new grasses and plant nutrition.