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Title:
Lawns
Author:
Crotta, Carol A.
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Publication Information:
Minnetonka, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
vii, 104 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780865734395

9780865734449
Format :
Book

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Summary

An all-inclusive guide to growing grasses and groundcovers anywhere, this valuable reference takes readers through the steps necessary to achieve the lush, green lawn desired. 300+ photos and illustrations.


Summary

This work aims to help gardeners achieve the lush green lawns they desire. It guides readers through each decision regarding the care and treatment of their lawns, such as mowing, watering, plugging and aerating, and introduces a variety of turf grasses, groundcovers and lawn treatments.


Table of Contents

Beautiful Lawns and Groundcoversp. 1
Small-Space Lawnsp. 2
Container Lawnsp. 3
Expansive Lawnsp. 4
Woodland Lawnsp. 5
Southern Lawnsp. 6
Activity Lawnsp. 7
Non-turf Lawnsp. 8
Turf Pavementp. 9
A Planting Checklistp. 11
Choosing Lawns and Groundcoversp. 12
Selecting Lawns for Functionp. 13
Scaling the Projectp. 14
Installing or Restoringp. 15
Assessing Soil Conditionsp. 16
Wateringp. 17
Choosing Turfgrass or Groundcoverp. 18
Sources for Turfgrassp. 19
Tools and Materialsp. 20
Lawns and Groundcovers Planning Flowchartp. 22
Preparing to Plantp. 25
Assessing Your Soil and Sitep. 26
Collecting a Soil Test Samplep. 27
Percolation Testingp. 28
Conducting a Percolation Testp. 29
Installing an In-ground Irrigation Systemp. 30
Installing Outdoor Lightingp. 31
Mow Strips and Bordersp. 32
Installing Mow Stripsp. 33
Incorporating Amendmentsp. 34
Applying and Incorporating Amendmentsp. 35
Landscape Fabricsp. 36
Installing a Weed Barrierp. 37
Planting a New Lawnp. 39
Leveling and Rakingp. 40
Constructing and Using a Spirit Levelp. 41
Rolling and Topcoatingp. 42
Preparing Soilp. 43
Seeding Turfgrassp. 44
Seeding a Lawnp. 45
Installing Turfp. 46
Rolled Turf Installationp. 47
Plugging Southern Grassesp. 48
Installing Plugsp. 49
Installing Sprigsp. 50
Mowing for the First Timep. 51
Installing Groundcoversp. 52
Planting Groundcoverp. 53
Renovating an Existing Lawnp. 55
Eliminating Broadleaf-Weedsp. 56
Applying Broadleaf-Weed Controlp. 57
Eliminating Grassy Weedsp. 58
Killing a Weedy Lawnp. 58
Applying Broad-Spectrum Herbicidesp. 59
Treating Diseasep. 60
Applying Granular Amendments and Fertilizerp. 61
Restoring Your Lawnp. 63
Fertilizing Needsp. 64
Fertilizing Lawnsp. 64
Applying Water-Soluble and Concentrated Dry Fertilizerp. 65
Dethatchingp. 66
How to Dethatchp. 67
Aeratingp. 68
How to Aeratep. 69
Topcoating and Amendingp. 70
Topcoating Lawnsp. 71
Reseeding Small Areasp. 72
Repairing Dead Spotsp. 73
Basic Lawn Carep. 75
Wateringp. 76
Hose-end Sprinklersp. 76
Testing Irrigation Distributionp. 77
Mowingp. 78
Preventing Weedsp. 80
Applying a Preemergent Herbicidep. 80
Obtaining Expert Helpp. 81
Professional Lawn Servicesp. 82
Xeriscaping and Water Conservationp. 83
Pest and Disease Managementp. 84
Turfgrasses and Groundcoversp. 87
Plant Hardiness Zones of North Americap. 86
Frost-free Datesp. 86
Turfgrassesp. 88
Groundcoversp. 95
On-linep. 102
Indexp. 102
Beautiful Lawns and Groundcoversp. 1
Small-Space Lawnsp. 2
Container Lawnsp. 3
Expansive Lawnsp. 4
Woodland Lawnsp. 5
Southern Lawnsp. 6
Activity Lawnsp. 7
Non-turf Lawnsp. 8
Turf Pavementp. 9
A Planting Checklistp. 11
Choosing Lawns and Groundcoversp. 12
Selecting Lawns for Functionp. 13
Scaling the Projectp. 14
Installing or Restoringp. 15
Assessing Soil Conditionsp. 16
Wateringp. 17
Choosing Turfgrass or Groundcoverp. 18
Sources for Turfgrassp. 19
Tools and Materialsp. 20
Lawns and Groundcovers Planning Flowchartp. 22
Preparing to Plantp. 25
Assessing Your Soil and Sitep. 26
Collecting a Soil Test Samplep. 27
Percolation Testingp. 28
Conducting a Percolation Testp. 29
Installing an In-ground Irrigation Systemp. 30
Installing Outdoor Lightingp. 31
Mow Strips and Bordersp. 32
Installing Mow Stripsp. 33
Incorporating Amendmentsp. 34
Applying and Incorporating Amendmentsp. 35
Landscape Fabricsp. 36
Installing a Weed Barrierp. 37
Planting a New Lawnp. 39
Leveling and Rakingp. 40
Constructing and Using a Spirit Levelp. 41
Rolling and Topcoatingp. 42
Preparing Soilp. 43
Seeding Turfgrassp. 44
Seeding a Lawnp. 45
Installing Turfp. 46
Rolled Turf Installationp. 47
Plugging Southern Grassesp. 48
Installing Plugsp. 49
Installing Sprigsp. 50
Mowing for the First Timep. 51
Installing Groundcoversp. 52
Planting Groundcoverp. 53
Renovating an Existing Lawnp. 55
Eliminating Broadleaf-Weedsp. 56
Applying Broadleaf-Weed Controlp. 57
Eliminating Grassy Weedsp. 58
Killing a Weedy Lawnp. 58
Applying Broad-Spectrum Herbicidesp. 59
Treating Diseasep. 60
Applying Granular Amendments and Fertilizerp. 61
Restoring Your Lawnp. 63
Fertilizing Needsp. 64
Fertilizing Lawnsp. 64
Applying Water-Soluble and Concentrated Dry Fertilizerp. 65
Dethatchingp. 66
How to Dethatchp. 67
Aeratingp. 68
How to Aeratep. 69
Topcoating and Amendingp. 70
Topcoating Lawnsp. 71
Reseeding Small Areasp. 72
Repairing Dead Spotsp. 73
Basic Lawn Carep. 75
Wateringp. 76
Hose-end Sprinklersp. 76
Testing Irrigation Distributionp. 77
Mowingp. 78
Preventing Weedsp. 80
Applying a Preemergent Herbicidep. 80
Obtaining Expert Helpp. 81
Professional Lawn Servicesp. 82
Xeriscaping and Water Conservationp. 83
Pest and Disease Managementp. 84
Turfgrasses and Groundcoversp. 87
Plant Hardiness Zones of North Americap. 86
Frost-free Datesp. 86
Turfgrassesp. 88
Groundcoversp. 95
On-linep. 102
Indexp. 102

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