Reading & Salisbury

Experience: 20+ Years Greenkeeping at various golf courses. Head Greenkeeper/Deputy Head Greenkeeper/Course Manager.

Qualifications: NVQ level 2 in amenity horticulture.



Hi, I’m Matt, your local Lawn Master contact in Reading and Salisbury areas. You can call me for a free quotation if you live in or near any of the following areas: Milford On Sea, Lymington, New Forest, Downton, Fordingbridge, Salisbury, Kingsclere, Newbury, Thatcham, Woolton Hill, Hungerford, Wokingham and any surrounding areas.

Matt’s Background

I have worked in the turf care industry for over 20 years, including work at the following golf courses:

  • La Moye Golf Club in Jersey where I worked as Head Greenkeeper for 3 years
  • Royal Winchester Golf Club where I worked for 7 years. I originally worked as a an apprentice greenkeeper, but was later promoted to Deputy Head Greenkeeper
  • Hockley Golf Club where I worked for 2 years as a Golf Shop apprenticeship
  • Weybrook Park Golf Course where I worked as a greenkeeper and mechanic
  • Avington Park Golf Course where I worked for 8 years as Course Manager

Working at these various courses allowed me to experience working with turf in different climates, meaning I could discover which products would work best in different situations.

Matt’s Achievements

I hold City & Guilds up to NVQ level 2 in amenity horticulture.

What Matt Can Do For You

I can provide you with a bespoke treatment plan that includes feed and weed treatments, as well as all other aspects of lawn care including, but not limited to:

  • Scarification
  • Aeration
  • Over-seeding
  • Top-dressing
  • Pest control

I have been running my Lawn Master outlet since 2009 with Melanie, who works in the office. We also have Matt who works with myself treating our clients lawns. Matt is an experienced operator and can discusss our Regener8 system if your lawn is in such poor condition. See our pictures below for examples of our work.


"Thank you so much for all your hard work in the past and for making our lawn look amazing. I would definitely recommend you." - Mrs J Newbury

"Having used other lawn care companies previously, I must say since using Matt’s service my lawns have been totally transformed. He is very professional, thorough, honest and reliable and has always explained everything to me in detail. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending his services to anyone." - Mr S Leamington

Photo gallery

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