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LAWN MOWING & TURF CARE

Lots of people mow lawns, but very few mow them really well.

This course teaches you to be a cut above everyone else – whether you are a home gardener, a tradesman gardener, a groundsman, mowing contractor or someone preparing to work in the horticulture industry.

It will teach you more about mowing grass than what most professional horticulturists ever learn; but beyond that you also learn to understand lawns, evaluate turf quality, maintain turf and manage the business of providing a turf care service.

 

WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

There are 5 lessons as follows:

 

Lesson 1   TURF QUALITY

What varieties

In unexpected drought conditions

Evaluating turf quality and needs

 

Lesson 2   MOWING

Mowing calculations

Basic calculations

Mowing

Understanding how grass grows

Understanding how lawn mowers cut grass

Other considerations for mowers

How to mow grass

Before you mow

Length of cut

Direction of cut or pattern of cutting

Other considerations

Mowing newly established turf

Raking before cutting?

Collecting grass clippings

Summary of points

Cutting steep slopes

Using growth regulators

Problems that may occur by mowing

Mowing safety

Mowing and its impact on the environment

 

Lesson 3   MAINTAINING TURF QUALITY

Maintaining turf

Maintenance tasks

Turf/lawn aeration

Soil pH

Other ways to improve soils

Weeding

Dealing with pest and diseases

Environmental problems in turf

Watering

 

Lesson 4   TURF EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

Types of mowing equipment

Cylinder mowers

Rotary mowers

Tractor mounted

Ride on mower

Push type mowers

Hover mowers

Options for power

Deciding what you need

Mower maintenance

Electric mowers

Petrol mowers

Changing mower blades

Other turf maintenance equipment

Edger

Leaf rakes/vacuums

Forks

Rollers

Wheelbarrows

Strimmer/brush cutter/whipper snipper

Spray equipment

Should you buy, lease or hire?

 

Lesson 5    TURF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Starting your business

Before you start

Be informed

Developing a customer base

Location

Employees

Equipment

Finance

Buying into a franchise

Avoiding disputes

Other services you might offer

Legal requirements

Professional advice

Keeping business records

Taxation

Understanding contract law

Developing your business

Managing growth

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

  • Gardeners – Tradesmen
  • Horticulturists
  • Turf Industry Employees (Mower shops, turf farms, etc)
  • Parks Staff
  • Sportsground Staff
  • Mowing Contractors
  • Home Gardeners
  • Students
  • Anyone planning to buy or establish a mowing business


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Lawn Mowing & Turf Care Short Course Lawn Mowing & Turf Care Short Course
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