Essential Spring Lawn Care Masterclass Online - 16 April 2021

Online Masterclass: Essential Spring Lawn Care

Join horticultural expert, David Hurrion for a timely session on essential spring lawn care in our latest Masterclass Online.

After a wet autumn, cold winter and much of spring confined to the garden as a result of Covid restrictions, your lawn might be looking a bit the worse for wear. Horticultural expert and Associate Editor, David Hurrion will provide all the timely tips and handy hints to help get your grass looking great for the summer season to come. He’ll show you how to improve the growing conditions for the grass itself and help banish moss, simple solutions to bare patches and ways to deal with unwelcome plant invaders.


Whether you want a putting green surface to set off your borders, a hard-wearing lawn to take the rough and tumble of summer use, or a manageable flowery meadow that’ll provide a haven for wildlife, then this online course has the answers you need. So join the latest BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass Online: Essential Spring Lawn Care and learn how to become a better gardener.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our online Masterclass, Essential Spring Lawn Care, on Friday 16 April, 2021 at 12 noon (GMT)*. Tickets cost £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent, please find instructions further down this page for claiming your subscriber discount.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session, which will be made available shortly after the live session, by email. You’ll have the opportunity to re-watch the recording up to three times, this is not time limited. Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live Q&A session.

What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass to discover how to get your lawn in great shape for the summer season ahead. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with roughly 20-30 minutes extra time for questions) will cover the following topics:

  • Different types of lawns for your garden
  • Length of grass and root depth
  • What makes good turf grass
  • Alternatives to the traditional grass lawn
  • When to mow
  • Feeding and watering
  • Lawns and wildlife
  • What makes for a bad lawn
  • Lawn care problems
  • Improving existing lawns
  • Lawn repairs
  • Seasonal lawn care planning
  • When to replace a lawn
  • Planting a new lawn – seed vs turf

Your Masterclass host

With more than 40 years of practical gardening experience, expert tutor, David Hurrion, will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your questions on lawn care in a live Q&A session with our Gardening Editor, Emma Crawforth. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, now is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative

Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 16 April, 2021 at 12 noon (GMT)

Presentation Horticultural expert, David Hurrion will lead a one-hour online presentation

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session after the Masterclass presentation

Handout notes You’ll be able to download a set of course notes for reference, these will also be available with the recording

Recording A recording of the live course will be made available to all registrants to re-watch at a time which suits you. You’ll be able to watch the recording up to three times, with your own personalised link which will be sent to you shortly after the end of the live session

Book now

To book your place on our Essential Spring Lawn Care Masterclass Online costs £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent on the ticket price, please find your exclusive discount code on the Subscriber Club offers page.

Book your place now

Note, please ensure your email address is entered correctly at point of registration so you receive your link to join the class. If you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

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Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.