I have been playing croquet for 30 years and it is croquet that caused my interest in sports turf.
For most of that time I have been involved in the maintenance of croquet lawns. With help from the Sports Turf Research Institute in 2005 I was responsible for the creation of two new croquet lawns at Letchworth and the on-going work to bring them up to high quality standards. I am delighted to say that they are now among the best in the country.
Over the years I have gained a lot of knowledge and practical experience and have written many articles on the subject for the Croquet Gazette. I have had in-depth training at the Sports Turf Research Institute in the use of fertilisers for sports turf nutrition and, more recently, received further training on the control of turf diseases and pests.
I am a lawn care professional currently advising on more than 90 croquet lawns around the UK . The furthest North is Tyneside, Taunton to the West, Colchester on the East coast and Bransgore near Bournemouth on the South coast. My eldest son and his wife run a family business www.brilliantlawns.co.uk maintaining and renovating hundreds of domestic lawns as well as sports grounds including football, tennis and even a grass cycle racing track.
In my spare time, I play both Association and Golf Croquet with a handicap of -1 in both genres, am a keen "no dig" vegetable gardener and a member of The Magic Circle.
NPTC Safe use of Pesticides
I hold a pesticide licence. Accreditation No 500/7103/8 Licence No 662856.
Sports Turf Research Institute
I am an STRI trade subscriber which gives me access to the STRI research database, latest news and bulletins as well as laboratory services, advice and support.
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