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Turf Repair & Renovation

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

Rs 30,193
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Original amount in GBP:
£ 340

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Typology Vocational qualification
Methodology Distance learning
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance learning
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This course is specifically designed for people working with turf and for every gardener that has extensive or delicate turf areas to care for. The course develops your ability to diagnose and treat efficiently turf problems. Learn turf repair ·Renovate old lawns ·Learn to replace old turf ·Save money by learning preventative care ·You can Save time by studying at home ·Make more money now - extend your business or skills at work.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

Plant Biology
Garden Design

Course programme

Lesson Structure: Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303

There are 10 lessons:

Understanding Turf Deterioration:
Physiological and biological responses.
Repair & Renovation Equipment:
Use and repair of applicable equipment.
Turf Cultivation Techniques
Health Improvement Techniques:
Pest control, feeding, watering, etc.
Optimising Turf Usage
Replacing Damaged Turf:
Techniques for replacement.
Renovation of Degraded Turf:
Techniques to repair and renovated turf.
Eradicating Turf Weeds
Treating Aeration & Drainage Problems:
Compaction, etc.
Managing a Turf Nursery.
This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.

Learning Goals: Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303

Compare the characteristics of different turfs with reference to hardiness, pest & disease resistance, tolerance to play, suitability for different applications, etc
Explain different turf problems (including; soil problems, pest & disease weed, environmental, etc)
Explain the effect of various adverse situations on the physiology of turf plants.
Carry out turf consultancy, conducting site inspections and giving appropriate recommendations.
Develop solutions for the repair of damaged turf.
Identify the cause of deteriorating condition in a selected turf
Explain different repair techniques for control of problems identified.
Compare different solutions for the problem identified.
Develop turf renovation programs for different types of turf facilities
Compare renovation programs for different turf facilities
Identify when renovation becomes economically prudent for different facilities and lots more.

Additional information

Home-Growing Plants, Horticulture, Garden Designs