I have considerable experience with establishing
and managing both warm season as well as cool season grasses which has
been gained in Durban, South Africa, Wilhelmshaven,
and Auckland, New Zealand.
Sports Turf Construction Experience
My sports turf construction experience includes
the construction of many sports fields for football, rugby hockey and
cricket, golf course greens, bowling greens, turf wickets in Durban, South Africa over a period
of more than 25 years mostly while working for the Durban Parks
Department, which were all planted to warm season grasses in particular
Cynodon dactylon varieties. I also constructed and renovated a number
of football fields and rugby fields in New Zealand.
Amenity Turf Construction Experience
Most of my amenity turf construction experience
comes from over 28 years constructing and maintaining parks and gardens
for the Durban Parks Department, I also gained valuable experience as a
private contractor constructing parks and establishing cool season
grasses mostly for the North Shore City Council in Auckland New Zealand.
Sports Turf and Amenity Turf Maintenance
Most of my sports turf and amenity turf
maintenance experience comes from the maintenance of a large number of
parks, sports fields, road verges etc that were under my direct
care as a horticulturist then later as a horticultural manager during
the 28 years that I was employed by the Durban Parks Department
Domestic lawn Establishment and Maintenance
My domestic lawn establishment and maintenance
experience has been gained on warm season grasses in Durban and on cool season grasses in Wilhelmshaven, Germany
and Auckland, New Zealand. My first
experience with domestic lawn care was gained as a young child helping
my father do his annual spring treatment of our own domestic lawn up
until today where I still do all my own lawn care including the cutting
of my own lawn. I have also cared for lawn for commercial clients in South Africa, Germany and New Zealand
over a period of over 40 years.
For a number of years I over seeded portions of my
own domestic lawn in Durban
in winter with cool season grasses to maintain a lush green lawn in
areas that Cynodon dactylon had been planted.