Tips and Traps for Growing and Maintaining the Perfect Lawn


Have the Most Beautiful Lawn on the Block -- with Ease!

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Have the Most Beautiful Lawn on the Block -- with Ease!

With Tips & Traps, getting a thick, green, gorgeous and manicured lawn is easy! Your lush lawn may even increase the value of your home by up to 20%, according to articles in This Old House, Money, and Smart Money, and a study by Clemson and the University of Maryland!


Written by an expert who's made his living making lawns beautiful for more than 15 years, Tips & Traps for Growing and Maintaining the Perfect Lawn simplifies getting the lawn of your dreams. Look inside for:

• The famous Tips & Traps 1-2-3 plans, with at-a-glance information, tip boxes, traps to avoid, checklists, and photos that make every step easier

• Climate-adjusted instructions

• Advice for spectacular results whether you use seed or sod

• Budget-minded tips for watering systems and soil preparation

• Easy-to-find answers, with separate chapters on watering, fertilizing, mowing, aerating and dethatching, weeding, insects, and more

• Independent advice from a true expert with no commercial affiliation

The greatest grass on the block could be yours

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071468602
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/23/2006
  • Series: Tips and Traps Series
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodney Johns has owned and operated Arki-Tec Landscaping and Sales Company, LLC, since 1995 and has more than 15 years' experience in the turfgrass industry. He serves on various advisory boards in both industry and academia. He lives in Canton, Missouri.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Planning for the Greenest Grass

Chapter 2: Climate Considerations and Turf Types

Chapter 3: Understanding and Preparing Soils

Chapter 4: Irrigation and Watering Practices

Chapter 5: Creating Lawn From Seed

Chapter 6: Creating Lawn From Sod

Chapter 7: Watering and Erosion

Chapter 8: Watering and Erosion

Chapter 9: Mowing and Maintenance

Chapter 10: Aeration and Dethatching

Chapter 11: Weeds in the Lawn

Chapter 12: Pest Management for Turfgrass
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