The Perfect Florida Lawn

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Offers valuable advice on how to plan and properly maintain a perfect lawn in Florida. Written by Tom MacCubbin, author/co-author of two Cool Springs Press Florida gardening titles.

Lawn care is a popular and time-consuming aspect of gardening in the home landscape. It is also the area where a majority of landscape dollars are spent, considering the cost of mowing equipment and maintenance, plus fertilizer and pest controls.

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Overview

Offers valuable advice on how to plan and properly maintain a perfect lawn in Florida. Written by Tom MacCubbin, author/co-author of two Cool Springs Press Florida gardening titles.

Lawn care is a popular and time-consuming aspect of gardening in the home landscape. It is also the area where a majority of landscape dollars are spent, considering the cost of mowing equipment and maintenance, plus fertilizer and pest controls.

The Perfect Florida Lawn gives readers the information tools to create and properly maintain the lawn they desire-whether a pristine manicured lawn or one with low-maintenance areas.

Describes the appropriate lawn varieties for Florida with straightforward information on the advantages and disadvantages of each. Full color photographs illustrate the differences between varieties.

Includes color illustrations of typical lawn pests found in Florida and information on how to control them. Also includes photographs of lawn diseases encountered in Florida and straightforward advice on management practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591860648
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/2004
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom MacCubbin is an urban horticulturist in Orange County with the University of Florida. He is well known in Florida through his syndicated radio show
"Better Lawns and Gardens" and appearances on Orange TV cable channel
9 and Orlando Sentinel TV 13 television programs. Florida gardeners look for his advice in his weekly gardening column for the Orlando Sentinel,
his articles for Florida Gardening magazine, and online at
Betterlawns.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 7
Planning and Starting a New Lawn 15
Watering 30
Fertilizing 40
Mowing 54
Low Maintenance Lawn Ideas 66
Turf Varieties 76
Common Turfgrass Pests 98
Appendix 151
Glossary 161
Bibliography 167
Photography Credits 168
Index 169
Meet the Author 175
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