Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks
Experience: 15+ Years Experience. Assistant Head Groundsman at Chelsea Football Club, Groundsman at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Qualifications: BTEC Diploma in Horticulture (Sportsturf), Qualified Groundsman.
Hi, I’m Jon, your local Lawn Master outlet owner in Bromley and North West Kent. You can call me for a free quotation if you live in any of the following areas: Bromley (including Bickley, Downham, Bromley Common, Hayes and Shortlands), Beckenham (including Eden Park, Elmers End, Park Langley), Western area, Shortlands, West Wickham, Orpington (including Petts Wood, Farnborough, Downe, Pratts Bottom, Chelsfield and Well Hill), Chislehurst, Chislehurst-Elmstead, Swanley, Dartford, Wilmington, Gravesend, Northfleet, Meopham, Longfield, Cobham, New Ash Green, Sidcup and many other surrounding areas.
I have worked in the turf/golf industry for almost 15 years, and have prepared football pitches for a whole host of Premier League stars including work at the following locations:
- Dartford Golf Club, where I originally started training while studying for my BTEC Diploma at Hadlow College in Tunbridge.
- Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, where I was Assistant Groundsman at the training ground and at White Hart Lane
- Gillingham Football Club, where I spent a year as Head Groundsman
- Chelsea Football Club, where I spent six years as Assistant Head Groundsman at the club’s Cobham training ground. Alix Ramsier worked alongside me
At Chelsea, I helped oversee a team of ten groundstaff in the day-to-day maintenance of 32 natural grass pitches which were built, maintained and presented to the highest standards.
You can see some birds-eye-view pictures of these at the bottom of this page.
It was a privilege to prepare playing surfaces for some of the world’s best footballers, and I was able to develop skills in all aspects of turf management.
In addition to the practical work, I also undertook qualifications in leadership and management and spent time training and supervising apprentices and work experience students as part of my role.
I found passing on skills to the next generation of turf management extremely rewarding.
What Jon Can Do For You
With all of my experience, I can help you with any issues your lawn has including, but not limited to:
- Chafer Grubs
- Red Thread
- Casting Worms
I will explain what type of fertiliser is best suited for your lawn, as all lawns are different, therefore require different feeds programmes. I will also advise you of the best method to control difficult weeds.
I have observed pockets of Chafer Grub and Leatherjacket infestation in lawns in the Bromley area. I can identify turf pests and recommend the best course of action to prevent damage to your lawn.
If moss is a problem in your lawn, I can control it more effectively with a combination of aeration and top-dressing methods.
"My front lawn was infested with weeds and looked very patchy about 18 months ago. I spotted Jon with his Lawn Master van and after a consultation he began to treat it. We now have a splendid lawn which is the envy of our neighbours. I would recommend Jon’s professional approach and friendly style to all and your garden will improve in no time!" - Ernest Noad Mayor of Bromley
"Clive McDonnell Design approached Jonathan Eves in August 2009 to advise on the upgrading of lawn areas at a prestigious private development in the Channel Islands.
The extensive private gardens had been designed by Clive McDonnell some twelve years earlier and had developed beautifully. However, there was a sense that the lawn areas were letting the area down as they had become chlorotic & patchy in appearance. They had also become infested with Clover and other unwanted plants to such an extent that they were significantly diminishing the overall appeal of the gardens.
Jonathan’s approach to the problem was enthusiastic and decisive. His expert advice meant that the lawns were completely renovated within a three month period. The client is so impressed with Jonathan’s approach & professionalism that he is now appointed to advise on the continued upkeep & management of the lawn areas.
We would not hesitate to recommend his services to prospective clients."