All About Lawns (Ortho's All About Series)

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A complete reference, including descriptions for weeds, insect pests, and diseases, plus a hardiness zone map. Step-by-step advice for preventing and solving pest and disease problems while caring for your lawn. Helps with turf grass variety selection to maximize the health, beauty, and utility for many yard types in all regions of North America.
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A complete reference, including descriptions for weeds, insect pests, and diseases, plus a hardiness zone map. Step-by-step advice for preventing and solving pest and disease problems while caring for your lawn. Helps with turf grass variety selection to maximize the health, beauty, and utility for many yard types in all regions of North America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897215084
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/2005
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Plan Ahead for a Great Lawn 4
Lawns in Your Landscape 6
What's Your Style? 8
Edgings, Paths, and Shapes 10
Contours for Easy Care 12
The Right Grass for a Great Lawn 14
Classes of Grasses 16
Gallery of Grasses 20
Other Grasses 36
The Best Lawn for Your Region 38
Grasses for All Conditions 44
New and Improved Lawns 46
Repair by Overseeding 48
Repair by Patching 50
For New Lawns, Start with a Weed-Free Site 52
Know Your Soil 54
Amend Your Soil 56
Start New Lawns from Seed 58
Start New Lawns with Sod, Sprigs, or Plugs 60
Maintaining Your Lawn 62
Lawn Checkup 64
About Fertilizing 66
Fertilizer Types 68
When to Fertilize 70
Fertilizing Techniques 72
Benefits of Mowing 74
Mowing Techniques 76
Choosing a Mower That's Right for You 78
Lawn Mower Care 80
Watering Techniques 82
Sprinkler Varieties 84
Aerating and Dethatching 86
Troubleshooting 88
Site and Cultural Problems 90
All About Weeds 94
Broad-Leaved Weeds 96
Grassy Weeds 104
All About Insects 108
All About Diseases 116
Resources 122
Index 123
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