Bowling Greens truly are the beating heart of our sport. Bowls England is committed to helping clubs create the best possible environment for its participants to enjoy a superb bowling experience.
The quality of a green can be make or break for clubs, and regardless of whether you are a private club that maintains their green completely, a local council maintained green, or a club that employs a contractor to look after things, having the knowledge of how to provide the best surface is invaluable.
Greens Advisory Service
Bowls England offers a Greens Advisory Service where an affiliated club can send its questions in to our Expert Advisor, Alan Lewis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with full details of your Club’s issue and include photographs if possible.
Clubs may want to arrange for a consultant to visit your green and give you specific one to one advice. This would be an agreement between your club and the consultant. It would be for the club and consultant to agree your charge for the service and pay the consultant directly.
Please note our consultant is self employed and the rates charged are not by Bowls England.
Consultant fees for a green surface assessment could include:
- Green visit and report
- Soil Test
To book a site visit please contact directly email@example.com.
What to do and when to do it are really essential bits of knowledge.
Here we can provide a calendar for you to make sure you do the right thing at the right time! This will also help if you have an outside contractor to look after your green.
You can access the Maintenance Calendar here.
You can apply fertiliser including Iron without a certificate if it does not contain a pesticide. If you need certification you need to do a PA1 Course to start, then either a PA2 or PA6 depending on what spaying you plan to do. Contact your nearest Horticultural or Agricultural College for training and testing.
Further information on Pesticides use can be found here.