Reflecting on the Incredible Success of Allett's First Lawn Academy Day

Reflecting on the Incredible Success of Allett's First Lawn Academy Day

We couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling and inspiring day than our first Allett Lawn Academy held on May 10th at the Staffordshire County Showground. Led by one of the UK's leading lawn experts in Richard Salmon ( founder of Pro Lawncare UK and former chairman of the UK Lawncare Association) our event proved to be an invaluable experience for all attendees. As we look back on this remarkable day we are overwhelmed with the positive feedback we received.

Richard Salmon's presence was undoubtedly the highlight of the day. As an esteemed expert in the lawn care industry Richard's passion and expertise were evident throughout his workshops both in the classroom element and the practical element of the day. Attendees had the privilege of diving deep into topics such as grass identification, weed identification, scarification, and irrigation. Richard's extensive experience in teaching professional lawncare specialists shone through as he shared his insider tips and tricks for achieving a healthy beautiful lawn. The opportunity to engage with Richard and have their burning questions answered was an invaluable experience that left attendees feeling empowered and ready to tackle their own lawns with newfound knowledge.

Hands-on Experience with Allett Mowers and Cartridges

Beyond the theory sessions guests were treated to a hands-on experience with Allett's 'cutting-edge' mowers and cartridges. Austin Jarrett, the Managing Director of Allett showcased the remarkable Allett Stirling and its range of cartridges. Attendees had the opportunity to test out the options for scarifying, verticutting, brushing, and more, gaining practical insights into how these cartridges can enhance their lawn care routines. The interactive session allowed participants to witness firsthand the precision and effectiveness of Allett's equipment solidifying their confidence in the brand and its commitment to delivering top-notch products.

In the second practical from Austin guests were shown how to back lap a cylinder cartridge using simple everyday tools. This process is a temporary measure aimed at putting a sharp edge back on your cylinder mower. It cannot repair damage caused by stones and your cylinder would need to be taken to a local Allett dealer to be ground.

Richard showed guests a range of other lawncare tools such as spreaders, industrial aerators and thatch collectors as well as a look at different grass types sown in pots to get a closer look.

An Exclusive Tour of the Allett Factory

As the day drew to a close, attendees embarked on an unforgettable tour of the Allett factory in Hixon. This behind-the-scenes glimpse into the manufacturing process was truly awe-inspiring. Witnessing the dedication and craftsmanship that go into creating Allett's high-quality British machines left everyone with a deep appreciation for the brand's commitment to excellence. The tour showcased both the Homeowner and Professional ranges highlighting the attention to detail and innovation that sets Allett apart.

The success of Allett's Lawn Academy can be attributed to the collective passion and enthusiasm of all who attended. The event fostered a sense of community among lawn care enthusiasts who connected and shared their experiences throughout the day. The opportunity to learn from industry experts, engage in hands-on activities, and witness the manufacturing process firsthand created a unique and unforgettable experience.

Looking Ahead

As we reflect on the tremendous success of our first Allett Lawn Academy we are already eagerly planning for future events. The overwhelming positive feedback and the gratitude expressed by attendees reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional opportunities for learning and growth within the lawn care industry. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as we continue our journey of sharing knowledge and passion with fellow lawn lovers.

Here is some of our feedback we received....

Shaun Pardoe ''As a person with a Garden/lawn cutting business it was enjoyable and knowledgeable to listen to Richard and Austin to help me take my Business forward''

Daniel Reed ''Thank you very much for an interesting and informative day yesterday . I throughly enjoyed it''

Keith Stark

''Thank you too and to all your colleagues and staff at the venue and the factory for making it such an excellent and informative day. Special thanks too to Austin and Richard for sharing their incredible professional knowledge and experience which made the whole day so worthwhile. This course is a must for anyone who is interested in lawns and lawn care whether an amateur or a professional gardener.
Steve Gorton
Thank you for a interesting and informative day.I am sure we all learned something, and i found it most enjoyable''
Jonathan Gorman
''A few years ago, as my fascination with lawn care was starting to get a hold of me, I started getting interested in picking up an Allett with a cartridge or two. I had a couple of questions come to mind concerning the suitability of the various cartridges for some particular situations that I had to deal with in my lawn. So, I contacted Allett via their "Ask an expert" form on their website. Both of my questions were answered promptly and thoughtfully - and responses came from Allett's MD Austin Jarrett, himself. The fact that the MD of the business was so familiar with the nuts and bolts of the business to the extent that he was directly interacting with customers pretty much sold me on Allett as a company and shortly thereafter I purchased a Kensington with a few of the cartridges. I mention all that as background because when recently took part in Allett's first Lawn Academy day Austin was involved through out, contributing to the discussions, hands on with the tools in the practical sessions, and leading the factory tour at the end of the day too. But it was by no means the Austin Jarrett show, or even the Allett show with Richard Salmon of the Lawn Care Association delivering the "class room" content for the course in a very easy and engaging fashion with plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience of lawn care professionals and lawn enthusiasts. In fact, simply having the chance to chat everything lawn related with a bunch of folk who are equally passionate about lawn care as myself contributed to making the day a worthwhile experience that I would hope to return to should further course be organised. All of which can be simply summarised as a great foundation level course for lawn enthusiasts by law enthusiasts''
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