Sustainable lawn care: University of Oxford collaborates with the Lawn Association

The Lawn Association is collaborating 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 long been admired by visitors worldwide. The collaborative endeavour between The Lawn Association and the University of Oxford signifies a collective dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability in lawn care practices.

By embracing progressive principles, both institutions stand as examples of the adoption of environmentally responsible measures that not only benefit the environment but also elevate the aesthetic allure and durability of green landscapes.

David Hedges-Gower, Chairman of The Lawn Association, highlights the critical need for a shift in mindset regarding traditional lawn care practices. “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,” explains Hedges-Gower. “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 is the leading authority in sustainable lawn care, dedicated to promoting environmentally responsible practices within the industry. With a focus on education, innovation, and advocacy, The Lawn Association strives to empower individuals and organisations to cultivate healthy, vibrant lawns while minimising ecological impact.