Westland lawn graduates address consumer concerns

Graduates of the latest Westland Lawn Academy are now ready to help address consumer concerns about how to improve their lawns.

Westland Horticulture is training up "an army" of Lawn Academy graduates who will be ready to help this coming spring. The latest of a series of 5 Lawn Academy sessions took place on 28 January at Barton Grange Garden Centre in Preston.

Lawncare brand manager Daniela Constantine said: "It’s been warm this winter so many consumers will be confused about when to mow or feed. Aside from flooding, there’s been a lot of rain elsewhere in the UK and Ireland which will wash away the nutrients in the soil, so lawns will be in need of a good feed this spring."

In a lively and interactive session, garden centre staff were introduced to lawn gardener types with different attitudes to lawns in a fun and interactive way. They learnt everything there is to know about lawns, including differences in seed, how to create and maintain lawns and how best to advise customers. They also spent time looking at real-life lawns in order to identify exactly what good and poor lawns looks like.

She added: "We now have our very first Lawn Academy graduates who are ready to head back into store and reinvigorate their lawn category."

Further sessions will be now be held at Perth and Dublin in February. To book up to the 2017 Lawn Academy, log onto the Westland Lawn Academy website http://www.gardenhealth.com/lawn-academy

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