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.

Turf Maintenance tasks - month by month


HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Turf kit and machinery

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Mowers special report -  Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Mowers special report - Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

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

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

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

Turf in depth

IoG Saltex Show Preview: turf solutions

IoG Saltex Show Preview: turf solutions

More than 300 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products at this year's turf management event. Sally Drury reports on the highlights.

Weed control: effective management

Weed control: effective management

Control is needed in urban areas as well as on sports turf and nursery sites. Sally Drury looks at the best ways to manage weeds as well as costs.

Winning designs

Winning designs

Student anniversary collaboration generates outstanding work.

Pitches - synthetics solutions

Pitches - synthetics solutions

New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.