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Title:
Scotts lawnscaping
Author:
DiNella, Glenn R.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780696217630
Format :
Book

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Summary

Sources: 1) National Gardening Survey, 2002


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Thinking Outside the Box
Lawn's Rootsp. 8
Early Beginningsp. 10
Coming to Americap. 12
The Lawn Mower and the Suburbsp. 14
The Importance of Golfp. 16
Lawns as Lifestylep. 20
Considering the Possibilitiesp. 22
Assessing Family Needsp. 24
Narrowing the Listsp. 26
Creating a Field Sketchp. 28
Analyzing Your Sitep. 30
Creating a Base Mapp. 32
Creating a Bubble Diagramp. 34
The Landscape Planp. 36
Creating a Master Planp. 38
Living in Your Lawnscapep. 40
Benefits of a Living Carpetp. 42
Getting to Know Lawn Grassesp. 44
Grasses Up Close and Personalp. 46
Behind Garden Wallsp. 48
Give Me Shelterp. 50
Playing with a Full Deckp. 52
On Solid Groundp. 54
A Room with a Viewp. 56
Satellite Decks and Patiosp. 58
Make Room for Kidsp. 60
Lawn Playp. 62
Putting on the Greenp. 64
Completing the Picturep. 66
Blending Indoors and Outp. 68
Entrywaysp. 70
Appealing Entriesp. 72
Getting There from Herep. 74
The Path Less Traveledp. 76
Step Livelyp. 78
Auto Accessp. 80
Service Areasp. 82
Going in Stylep. 84
Basics of Garden Designp. 86
Balance/Symmetryp. 86
Scalep. 88
Repetition/Rhythmp. 88
Perspectivep. 90
Framingp. 91
Colorp. 92
Contrastp. 93
Texturep. 94
Design Complexityp. 95
Formal Stylep. 96
Courtyard Stylep. 98
Naturalistic Stylep. 100
Cottage Stylep. 102
Southwestern Stylep. 104
Urban Stylep. 106
Playing the Hand You're Dealtp. 108
Soil Analysisp. 110
Soil Improvementp. 111
Taming a Slopep. 112
Managing Sun and Shadep. 114
Dealing with Drainagep. 116
Watering Your Landscapep. 118
Portable Systemsp. 120
Watering Trees and Shrubsp. 122
Watering Annuals and Perennialsp. 124
A Word to the Water-Wisep. 126
Planting Your Lawnscapep. 128
Start with the Lawnp. 130
Overseeding an Unhealthy Lawnp. 132
Instant Lawn with Sodp. 134
Laying Sodp. 136
Trees in the Landscapep. 138
Shrubs in the Landscapep. 140
Purchasing and Planting Trees and Shrubsp. 142
Herbaceous Plantsp. 144
Timeless Beauty from Perennialsp. 146
Ground Controlp. 148
Groundcover Galleryp. 150
Pulling it All Togetherp. 152
Caring for Your Lawnscapep. 156
Lawn Maintenancep. 158
Mowing Rightp. 160
The Finishing Touchp. 161
Watering Your Lawnp. 162
A Breath of Fresh Airp. 164
Weed Warsp. 166
Pest-Case Scenariosp. 168
The Importance of Fertilizerp. 172
Spreading Fertilizerp. 174
Maintaining the Rest of Your Lawnscapep. 176
The Joys of Mulchp. 178
Pruning Trees and Shrubsp. 180
Resourcesp. 182
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapsp. 183
Indexp. 184