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.
What is available to help groundsmen keep playing surfaces in the best possible condition? Sally Drury asks the experts.
Avoid damage to ornamental lawns and sports turf
A head greenkeeper is responsible for ensuring that each and every part of the golf course is maintained to the highest possible standard.
A head groundsman manages and leads a grounds team, whose role it is to produce and maintain the grounds to a high standard.