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Title:
Scotts lawns : your guide to a beautiful yard
Author:
Christians, Nick, 1949-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, IA : Meredith Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780696212703
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the first name in lawns comes the last word on lawn care This book brings you all the experience and insights of these foremost experts on growing the perfect lawn. Here you will find the secrets of success for your garden -- you will have fewer weeds and greener grass -- all explained in easy-to-follow steps. You will be amazed by how uncomplicated it is, and your neighbours will be asking you for your secrets.


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)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Your dream lawnp. 4
Benefits of a lawnp. 6
How grass growsp. 9
Chapter 2 Fertilizingp. 12
Fertilizing digestp. 14
Fertilizing fundamentalsp. 16
Fertilizerp. 18
Spreadersp. 20
Spreading how-top. 22
The nutrients plants needp. 24
Turf topics: Annual lawn programsp. 26
Chapter 3 Wateringp. 30
Watering digestp. 32
Lawn watering basicsp. 34
Sprinklers and irrigation systemsp. 38
Conserving waterp. 42
Chapter 4 Mowingp. 44
Mowing digestp. 46
Making the cutp. 48
Lawn mowersp. 52
Finishing touchesp. 58
Chapter 5 Managing thatchp. 60
Managing thatch digestp. 62
Dethatchingp. 64
Aeratingp. 66
Turf topics: Lawns in shadep. 68
Chapter 6 Troubleshootingp. 70
Troubleshooting digestp. 72
Dealing with pestsp. 74
Using pest controlsp. 76
Lawn detectivep. 78
All about weedsp. 82
Controlling weedsp. 84
Weed profilesp. 86
All about insectsp. 102
Controlling insectsp. 104
Insect profilesp. 106
All about diseasesp. 112
Disease profilesp. 116
Other problemsp. 124
Chapter 7 Reviving your lawnp. 126
Reviving your lawn digestp. 128
Patching vs. renovatingp. 130
Patchingp. 132
Renovatingp. 134
Chapter 8 Brand new lawnp. 138
Brand new lawn digestp. 140
The basics of a new lawnp. 142
Buying seed and sodp. 144
Evaluate the soilp. 146
Soil testingp. 148
Improving soilp. 150
Soil prep and seedingp. 152
Finishing the jobp. 156
Soddingp. 158
Selecting the right grassp. 162
Grass profilesp. 164
Other turf grassesp. 180
Turf topics: What's good for the lawn is good for the environmentp. 182
Resourcesp. 184
Indexp. 185
Creditsp. 192

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