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Green Keeping A (Turf Care) Course Online

Why study this Green Keeping A (Turf Care) course?

If you want to learn how to establish and take care of a turf, then this green keeping course online is for you! This course will teach you every fundamental thing there to learn is in taking care of a turf. Such as the maintenance techniques, the proper management, the problems and how to solve them, and much more.

When planning a new lawn, or renovating an old one, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different grasses, and why certain grasses are used in preference to others. The intended or actual use (and maintenance) of a particular area is the deciding factor. This course teaches you about the different grasses, the techniques used to establish them and the measures that must be taken to maintain an acceptable surface.

Course Aims:

  • Identify the range of grasses and other species available for turf culture.
  • Explain the management of soils for growing turf.
  • Identify methods for the establishment of turf.
  • Explain the management of problems in turf including weeds, pests and diseases.
  • Explain maintenance practices used in turf management.
  • Plan the development of different turfs used for sport.
  • Develop plans to establish a turfed area.
  • Develop management strategies for the care of established turf.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • Benefits of turf.
  • History of Turf.
  • Turf Varieties (Bent, Couch, Buffalo, Fescue, Rye, Carpet grass, Kikuyu, Brome, Bluegrass, Philaris, etc.).
  • Lawn mixes.
2. Turf Grass Physiology
  • Morphology, flower, stems, leaves, roots.
  • Other characteristics.
  • How to identify grasses.
  • Plant Keys.
  • Identifying short cuts.
3. Turf Establishment
  • Soil preparation.
  • Seeding.
  • Sodding.
  • Stolonizing.
  • Sprigging.
  • Plugging.
  • Chitted Seed.
  • Drainage.
  • Work scheduling.
  • Estimating costs.
4. Soils
  • Understanding soil.
  • Texture.
  • Soil blends.
  • Structure.
  • pH.
  • Buffering capacity.
  • Improving Soils.
  • Choosing soils.
  • Calculating soil quantities.
  • Cation exchange.
  • Plant nutrients.
  • Fertilisers.
5. Turf Weed Problems
  • How weeds spread.
  • Non chemical controls.
  • Chemical controls.
  • Chemical safety.
6. Turf Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical and non-chemical controls.
  • Common turf health problems (Environmental, Nutrition, Pest, Disease).
7. Turf Maintenance Techniques
  • Mowing.
  • Mowers.
  • Length of Cut.
  • Getting a clean cut, pattern of cutting, cutting on slopes, after cutting.
  • Mower safety.
  • Aeration.
  • Coring.
  • Scarification.
  • Spiking.
8. Irrigation - An Overview
  • Water loss from soils.
  • Improving water retention.
  • Movement of water in soil.
  • Field capacity.
  • Estimating water needs of turf.
  • Watering turf.
  • When to irrigate
  • Irrigation rate.
  • Types of irrigation.
9. Playing Fields and Bowling Greens
  • Gradients and dimensions for different surfaces (ornamental, types of sports etc.).
  • Construction of a playing field.
  • Sand based technology.
  • Golf Courses.
  • Cricket Wickets.
10. Managing Established Turf
  • Mowing.
  • Watering.
  • Topdressing.
  • Fertilizing.
  • Weed and Pest control.
11. Establishing Ornamental Turf
  • Assessing the site.
  • Developing Plans.
  • Preparing a budget

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why study this Green Keeping A (Turf Care) course?

    If you want to learn how to establish and take care of a turf, then this green keeping course online is for you! This course will teach you every fundamental thing there to learn is in taking care of a turf. Such as the maintenance techniques, the proper management, the problems and how to solve them, and much more.

    When planning a new lawn, or renovating an old one, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different grasses, and why certain grasses are used in preference to others. The intended or actual use (and maintenance) of a particular area is the deciding factor. This course teaches you about the different grasses, the techniques used to establish them and the measures that must be taken to maintain an acceptable surface.

    Course Aims:

    • Identify the range of grasses and other species available for turf culture.
    • Explain the management of soils for growing turf.
    • Identify methods for the establishment of turf.
    • Explain the management of problems in turf including weeds, pests and diseases.
    • Explain maintenance practices used in turf management.
    • Plan the development of different turfs used for sport.
    • Develop plans to establish a turfed area.
    • Develop management strategies for the care of established turf.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • Benefits of turf.
    • History of Turf.
    • Turf Varieties (Bent, Couch, Buffalo, Fescue, Rye, Carpet grass, Kikuyu, Brome, Bluegrass, Philaris, etc.).
    • Lawn mixes.
    2. Turf Grass Physiology
    • Morphology, flower, stems, leaves, roots.
    • Other characteristics.
    • How to identify grasses.
    • Plant Keys.
    • Identifying short cuts.
    3. Turf Establishment
    • Soil preparation.
    • Seeding.
    • Sodding.
    • Stolonizing.
    • Sprigging.
    • Plugging.
    • Chitted Seed.
    • Drainage.
    • Work scheduling.
    • Estimating costs.
    4. Soils
    • Understanding soil.
    • Texture.
    • Soil blends.
    • Structure.
    • pH.
    • Buffering capacity.
    • Improving Soils.
    • Choosing soils.
    • Calculating soil quantities.
    • Cation exchange.
    • Plant nutrients.
    • Fertilisers.
    5. Turf Weed Problems
    • How weeds spread.
    • Non chemical controls.
    • Chemical controls.
    • Chemical safety.
    6. Turf Pests and Diseases
    • Chemical and non-chemical controls.
    • Common turf health problems (Environmental, Nutrition, Pest, Disease).
    7. Turf Maintenance Techniques
    • Mowing.
    • Mowers.
    • Length of Cut.
    • Getting a clean cut, pattern of cutting, cutting on slopes, after cutting.
    • Mower safety.
    • Aeration.
    • Coring.
    • Scarification.
    • Spiking.
    8. Irrigation - An Overview
    • Water loss from soils.
    • Improving water retention.
    • Movement of water in soil.
    • Field capacity.
    • Estimating water needs of turf.
    • Watering turf.
    • When to irrigate
    • Irrigation rate.
    • Types of irrigation.
    9. Playing Fields and Bowling Greens
    • Gradients and dimensions for different surfaces (ornamental, types of sports etc.).
    • Construction of a playing field.
    • Sand based technology.
    • Golf Courses.
    • Cricket Wickets.
    10. Managing Established Turf
    • Mowing.
    • Watering.
    • Topdressing.
    • Fertilizing.
    • Weed and Pest control.
    11. Establishing Ornamental Turf
    • Assessing the site.
    • Developing Plans.
    • Preparing a budget

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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