Career outlook for greenkeeper
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look after sports grounds, such as football, cricket and rugby pitches, bowling greens, tennis courts, racecourses and golf courses.
Your main responsibility would be to manage the soil and grass to make sure the turf is always in top condition.
- Prepare land for turf to be laid
- Apply nutrients
- Roll and mow the turf
- Identify and control weeds
- Set out and mark lines on surfaces
- Install and maintain equipment like nets, posts and protective covers
- Maintain irrigation and drainage systems
- Look after surrounding areas - plant displays, concrete or tarmac
- Operate equipment like hedge cutters, strimmers and ride-on mowers
- Paint, remove rubbish and carry out general duties
Tasks would vary according to the season and weather conditions.
You’d be using heavy machinery so you would need to be aware of health and safety issues. You’d also need to be able to understand plans and drawings.
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