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Better homes and gardens step-by-step yard care
Ball, Liz.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Better Homes and Gardens Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
168 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
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SB472 .B35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SB472 .B35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SB472 .B35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Expert guidance for beautifully maintaining the entire look of the yard in every climate. Illustrated with over 400 step-by-step, colour photos.

Author Notes

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Better Homes and Gardens is a home and family magazine for people who want to make those things the focal points of their lives. It provides the readers with information to make more informed decisions and covers subjects such as education, parenting, travel, gardening, health, cars, money-management and home entertainment. The magazine also includes recipes and home improvement topics from decorating to do-it-yourself projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Combined with 400 color photographs illustrating 50 yard-care techniques are more than 100 time-saving and weather-related tips from garden experts. The book is organized by plant groups: lawns, lawn alternatives, and trees and shrubs. The section on lawns gives instructions on selecting grasses, laying sod, starting a lawn from seed, using plugs and sprigs, repairing damaged lawns, mowing, feeding, aerating, and pest and disease control. The pages devoted to lawn alternatives focus on choosing and planting a ground cover, ornamental grasses and vines, and planting on a slope. The section on trees and shrubs informs gardeners how to choose, plant, prune, shape, and renovate them. There also is helpful information on creating a front yard (choosing materials for a walk; creating walls, fences, and entryways; and selecting outdoor lighting). A chapter on yard basics deals with such subjects as using the right tools and with fertilizing, composting, and mulching. At the end of each chapter is a checklist of related chores for both northern and southern regions of the country. --George Cohen

Library Journal Review

This book offers excellent guidance for the homeowner who is planning a lawn, whether in a Northern or a Southern plant environment. Included are clear directions for selecting grass and planting a yard; information on mowing, feeding, and aerating the lawn; and tips on controlling weeds, pests, and diseases. If you prefer ground cover, ornamental grasses, or vines, they're here, too. You will also find information about trees and shrubs and the challenges associated with them. Finally, if you want to do some work with walks, walls, fences, or outdoor lighting, you'll find information on these projects. Clear photos and text are used to explain how to care for your yard. An ideal book for a beginner; expect demand when your gardening season begins.--Dale Luchsinger, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Lawnsp. 6
Lawn alternativesp. 38
Trees and shrubsp. 66
Creating a great front yardp. 108
Yard basicsp. 132
Indexp. 166