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David Hedges-Gower

David Hedges-Gower has over 35 year’s experience of working with grass and lawns. From his early days in the world of professional golf to the present day as a media expert, author and advisor to prestigious organisations around the UK, David has dedicated his career to lawns - sharing his passion with everyone from managers of large estates to people with a small front lawn.

Starting on the golf course in his early teens, David Hedges-Gower played at a professional level from a very young age. However, when injury prevented a long playing career he translated his love of a pristine green into becoming the UK’s youngest professional Head GreenKeeper at 19. Thus began David’s lifelong passion for lawns and he was soon he was appointed Golf Course Superintendent at the prestigious Oxfordshire Gold Club, where he oversaw the courses for many Benson & Hedges Internationals, World Championships of Golf and the Ladies’ English Opens.

After his success in the golf industry, David established his own specialist company in 2004 called Lawn Solutions, which continues to provide lawn services to prestigious clients across the country. Since then, David has become established as the UK’s leading lawn consultant, advising bodies like the National Trust on environmental lawn management contributing to World Radio Gardening and BBC Radio Oxford, in addition to being  the 2014 Lawn Expert at the Gardener’s World Live event. He has been currently been delivering a series of lawn care themed talks at RHS Waterperry Gardens, and is also working with the RHS on new innovative lawn care courses. Finally, in 2015 David was appointed as ambassador for Greensleeves, the second largest lawn care franchise in the UK, and now spends some of his time as a lawn care advisor for Homebase.

David's monthly lawn blog

Throughout the year, David will be writing a monthly blog for Homebase to give you timely guidance for your lawn. Discover what he has to say this month and let's make your lawn look brilliant.

David's book: Modern Lawn Care

Published in 2004, Modern Lawn Care is the first UK book ever to be written by a true lawn expert, and the only one available with comprehensive, easy-to-use and contemporary information. The book is already a great success, endorsing the author’s ability to explain lawn care in great detail while still empowering the reader to choose their own level of intervention to suit their needs. A copy was even requested by the Queen for use at Buckingham Palace.