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Fine Turf and Lawn Maintenance

About the course


A detailed look at practices, methods and maintenance of turf grassed areas.

The course provides a good basic understanding and knowledge of established turf and fine turf practices that will be suitable for anyone looking to improve the appearance of grassed areas, whether private gardens or larger commercial locations.

Subjects covered on the day include -

  • Common and suitable grasses
  • Soil structure and PH
  • Nutrients and fertilisers
  • Weed and pest control
  • Turf diseases,
  • Aeration and topdressing
  • Machinery setup, and maintenance.

What are the entry requirements?


How long is the course?

One day

What will the course involve?

Classroom-based learning and walk around site visits on campus looking at various turf surfaces.

How long will I be learning?

10am – 4pm

What equipment will I need?

Outdoor wear for walkabout depending on the weather.

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

Good basic knowledge of methods and practices required to maintain turfgrass areas to a high standard.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Full and part-time sports turf courses available through Myerscough college prospectus.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture


Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.

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