The Lawn Expert

Taught by Andy McIndoe

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Course outline

  • From the Beginning

    This week we cover sowing your lawn from seed, how to turf, lawn mixtures, the shape of your lawn, lawn care and a general introduction to the decisions to be made when developing a new lawn, or restoring a tired lawn.
  • Getting the Lawn in Shape

    Just like other plants in the garden, your lawn has different requirements at different times of the year. We look at weed control, looking at moss in your lawn, and how and when to fertilize your lawn.
  • Mowing - Perfect grooming

     Cutting lengths, styles, stripes, and the right mower for your needs.
  • Getting Creative with Grass

    You do not necessarily have to have a neatly cut fine sward with immaculate stripes.  With a little imagination the appearance of the lawn can be transformed by mowing it differently, and perhaps cutting it to varying lengths You do not necessarily have to have a neatly cut fine sward with immaculate stripes.  With a little imagination the appearance of the lawn can be transformed by mowing it differently, and perhaps cutting it to varying lengths.

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option

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    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Andy McIndoe

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 4 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 4 assignments marked by Andy McIndoe
    • Certificate of completion from Andy McIndoe
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $299.00
  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • 4 course assignments
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $99.00

Course Description

Suitable for All Abilities.

Anyone with a lawn will know that most fail to live up to our expectations of a lush emerald sward due to the effects of neglect, wear and tear, drought, weeds and moss.  I will discuss how to reduce maintenance, how to get rid of weeds in lawns, which mower to buy, how to get stripes, how to control weeds and moss, feeding and even creating a new lawn from scratch. I will help you design your lawn, making it not only an attractive feature but an integral part of your garden. Let me show you how to restore a neglected lawn, so it becomes a part of the garden that you want to admire all year round.

Learning outcome: Stacked full of invaluable information; for everyone who aspires to own the perfect lawn. By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to grow, maintain, and nurture your perfect emerald sward.

About Andy McIndoe

We are absolutely delighted that Andy McIndoe has won a record breaking 70th consecutive Gold at The Chelsea Flower Show for Hilliers. It’s a fantastic achievement!

Franky Kentish, The Telegraph
Andy McIndoe is MyGardenSchool's Chief Blogger, and teaches five courses on the site. Andy has over thirty years experience as a practical horticulturist and consultant. He has designed and advised on gardens of all sizes and was responsible for the Hillier Gold Medal winning exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower for 25 years.
A regular contributor to magazines, newspapers and BBC Radio, Andy lectures widely at home and abroad. Special interests include hardy shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, flower bulbs, wildlife and garden design; he has authored books on all of these subjects.
A keen gardener Andy and his wife Ros have a two acre garden in Hampshire, U.K. that is open to groups by appointment. Started from scratch fifteen years ago, the garden is naturalistic in style, with an extensive wildflower meadow and informal planting. The emphasis is on foliage to provide colour and texture.

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