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A tough month for Turf Managers

Grass Clippings - Cheltenham Race CourseListening to the Chris Evans BBC Radio Two show this morning, one of his guests was Ben Hastie, the Head Groundsman of Cheltenham Race Course, home of the Cheltenham Festival on this week.

In his interview, Ben mentioned that the past three weeks had been a real challenge for all Turf Managers who have the task of keeping the sporting surfaces under their management in tip top condition and ready for the event,  Rain, snow, rain all works against their dedicated team and with it frustration and more frustration when the weather is not in your favour.  It is hard but the event must go on!

Chris asked Ben a couple of questions, seeking his tips to help his listeners keep their lawns.  Firstly Ben said to work with the weather at all times and never walk on frosty lawns otherwise you will leave black footprints where your actions have snapped the grass blades.  His wisdom also extended to the tip that if your lawns does not look right, then it probably is not and collectively praised all his hard working Team for their efforts.  Hear, Hear!

If you need some lawn advice, search this extensive lawn advice blog by using the search facility on the top right.  Spring is around the corner but the cold and snowy/rainy weather is back this weekend.  Agrhh!






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