Galway County Establishing Turfgrass Training Course March 28th 29th April 4th

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Co. Galway Establishing Turfgrass Training Course March 28th 29th April 4th

Seeding or Sodding learn ‘Best Practice’ on Establishing Turfgrass Training Course. Please email to enrol.

Learn how to

1 State the major factors affecting soil suitability for establishing
turfgrass to include soil composition, nutrient availability, water
holding capacity, drainage, organic matter content and
2 Establish an area of turfgrass by seed sowing at a stated rate
and density
3 Establish an area of turfgrass by using sods
4 Operate a range of turfgrass machinery to include four-stroke
petrol rotary and cylinder mowers, hollow tiner and scarifier to
ensure minimun overlap
5 Apply fertiliser with a fertiliser spreader to include setting the
spreader to apply a given rate of fertiliser
6 Use a strimmer or edging shears to edge an area of turfgrass
7 Apply herbicide and pesticide to an area of turfgrass
8 Water turfgrass using a range of methods to include monitoring
irrigation and drainage where appropriate
9 Identify problems in an area of established turfgrass to include:
– weeds
– worm casts
– colour
– smoothness and density of sward
– pests and diseases

10 Operate within appropriate safety procedures to create and
maintain a safe working environment including safety standards
regarding lifting, carrying and handling plants, tools and


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