Turf Grasses 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Turf Grasses 100 Hours Certificate Course
Turf Grasses online.Do you know your Buffalo grass from your Highland grass? Do you know your Buffalo grass from your Highland grass? This is an invaluable Course for Green Keepers, Groundsmen, Turf Managers, Gardeners and others. It is a must for those working with natural grasses either as a specialist or a general horticulturist.
Turf or lawn is a surface normally covered by grasses growing in an unnatural environment contrived by man. Other plants may occasionally be used as a lawn or mixed with grasses to create a lawn, but lawns are for the most part created with only grasses.
Lawns don’t just happen naturally; they are planned, put there by people and maintained through mowing and other practices. If we want the turf cover to be sustainable and fit for purpose, it needs to be purposefully planned and maintained.
The grasses which you choose to use in a turf, need to be understood and carefully selected to meet the purpose of that turf. Making a good choice of grass variety can make a huge difference to the quality of the surface, the health of the grasses, what it can be used for and the cost of maintaining it in terms of both money and resources.
In this distance learning course, you will learn the characteristics of the most popular of grasses and where to employ them in the garden, in nature parks and in the green infrastructure of towns and cities etc. It is ideal for all gardeners and horticulturists who need to have a variety of turf establishment solutions at their disposal.
You will begin your turf grasses specialisation by developing a deeper understanding of the subtle differences between the varied species, by studying their physiology. You will learn the characteristics of the most popular species and sub species of grasses, employed in creating lawns and turf around the world. You will also compare commonly used cultivars for sports turfs, commercial and residential turf in the UK, Europe, North America and other areas of the world. And you will consider how and why species are mixed together, to give better results in given situations.
Learning Goals: Turf Grasses BHT342:
- To recognise the characteristics that differentiate turf grass cultivars one from another, in order to make choices about what cultivars are appropriate for different turf applications.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of Fescue grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of Bent grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of Rye grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of Blue grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of Couch grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and use of Buffalo and Zoysia grasses.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of various warm condition grasses as a turf.
- To describe the characteristics, culture and uses of various cool condition grasses as a turf.
- To explain the dynamics at play when different varieties of turf grass grow together.
Lesson Structure: Turf Grasses BHT342:
- What is Grass?
- Structure of a Typical Grass
- Description of Grasses
- Grass Terminology
- Culivar Selection Criteria
- How are Turf Grasses Genera Classified Scientifically?
- How are Turf Grasses Developed?
- What are the More Important Cultivatars
- Leaf Shapes
- Chewings Fescue
- Tall Fescue
- Hair Fescue
- Meadow Fescue
- Sheep Fescue
- Slender Creeping Red Fescue
- Creeping Bent Grass
- Velvet Bent Grass
- Redtop Bent Grass
- Highland Bent Grass (Dryland Bent)
- Idaho Bent Grass
- Bent Grass Cultivatars
- Perennial Ryegrass
- Italian Ryegrass
- Annual Ryegrass
- Rye Grass Cultivatars
- Kentucky Bluegrass
- Annual Bluegrass, Annual Meadow-Grass or Winter Grass
- Supina Bluegrass
- Rough Bluegrass
- Canad Bluegrass
- Upland Bentgrass
- Wood Bluegrass
- Bulbous Bluegrass
- Blue Grass Culivatars
6. Couch grasses
- Bermuda Couch Grass
- South African Couch
- Hybrid Couch
- Queensland Blue Couch or Crab Grass
- Salt Water Couch
7. Buffalo and Zoysia Grasses
- Introduction: Buffalo Grasses
- Introduction: Zoysia Grasses
- Buffalo Grasses
- Buchloe SPP. (Grama)
8. Other Warm Condition Grasses
- Seashore Paspalum or Seashore Couch
- Carpet Grass
- Sweet Smoother
- Comparing Drought Tolerance
9. Other Cool Condition Grasses
- Timothy Grass
- Beach Grass
- Crested Dogtail
- Salt Marsh Grass
- Brome Grass
10. Turf grass Mixes
- Seasonal Variations
- Advantages of Blended Mixes
- Problems with Blended Mixes
- What Mixes With What?
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