With University of Oxford

The Lawn Association has announced a new collaboration with the University of Oxford to spearhead a new venture in sustainable lawn care training. 

Lauded for their meticulously manicured lawns, the University of Oxford has sustainability at the forefront of its environmental concerns. The institution is turning to The Lawn Association to chart the future of eco-friendly lawn maintenance.

David Hedges-Gower, chairman of The Lawn Association, highlighted the critical need for a shift in mindset regarding traditional lawn care practices, saying "Most people are led down the path of sports-turf thinking, which often results in the use of grass species prone to failure, necessitating frequent over-seeding.

"This unsustainable approach not only harms the environment but also drains resources. The future lies in green and sustainable lawn care practices, which prioritise the use of appropriate grass species, doesn’t use polymer-coated fertilisers, and eliminates the need for pesticides."

The Lawn Association say this collaborative endeavour between themselves and the University of Oxford signifies a collective dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability in lawn care practices. By embracing these progressive principles, they say, both institutions stand as trailblazers in propelling the adoption of environmentally responsible measures that not only benefit the environment but also elevate the aesthetic allure and durability of green landscapes.

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