Parks and Turf Management

Municipal parks are prominent components of communities and most receive heavy use. Students will study the management and maintenance of these parks, turf, playing fields, gardens and botanical gardens. Watering regimes and irrigation systems will be studied. Soil preparation, turf grass seeding, fertilization, irrigation, mowing and harvesting will be studied as performed on turf production farms. Turf grass seeding and laying of sod on lawns in addition to other maintenance procedures will be examined and performed. Lawn care business practices will be studied in light of the banning of pesticides for aesthetic purposes. The importance of public relations will be discussed.