Now you can have green grass right in your own backyard, thanks to David Mellor, master groundskeeper of Boston's Fenway Park. Everyone wants a green lawn, but how do you actually get one? Bags of fertilizer? Weed killer Sod? What about mowing? Everyone knows how to, but do you really know when to? Fenway Park's master groundskeeper David Mellor does. He's been caring for some of the nicest lawns around for years. In The Lawn Bible, Mellor offers you everything you need to know about lawn care for your part of the country, including planting, mowing, feeding, and troubleshooting, as well as tips, illustrations, and anecdotes. Whether your yard is full shade, full sun, or something in between, David Mellor will help you transform it into the greenest grass of your dreams. The Gospel of Grass, according to David:
- How to think like a lawn
- How to make a lawn child-friendly and a child lawn-friendly
- What combination of good soil, good seed, and good sun adds up to a great lawn
- The mechanics and artistry of mowing
- How to win the war on weeds, pests, and disease
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I must be on a different lawn than the rest of these guys, as I didn't find anything beyond chapter 1 very helpful. Everything was too vague that to be honest, I felt I could be reading a generic book on gardening. Very nice illustrations but again, not pertinent.
This book helped me out with my lawn a great deal. Although there are many other books out there to assist me with my lawn, which I have destroyed over the years, this book gave me helpful tips on how to repair it. Mellor indicated many ways on how to fix a lawn, easy enough for the average joe to understand. Although, for a grounds keeper of the Red Sox, I felt he could have listed a few more ideas but in conclusion, I'm glad I purchased 'The Lawn Bible.'
I know just enough about taking care of my lawn to appreciate how terrific this book is. The author has a great way of conveying fundamental how-to information alongside tips and tricks of his trade. I love the stories and 'inside baseball' stuff from David Mellor and other groundskeepers. And the real growing and mowing information in this book is clear and easy to follow. Highly recommended.
Since I was a first time lawnowner, I'd made several mistakes and my lawn showed it. I picked this book up first, and was very disappointed. It doesn't seem to be at all geared to the homeowner, and 'practical' approaches to lawn care. Additionaly, if not most importantly, it doesn't explain things, and quickly passes over topics that I would have enjoyed much more insight on. Admittedly, I knew little about lawns, and not a whole lot more about how to fix mine after reading this book. If you are like me a, homeowner trying to improve their lawn, and want to know why things work, not just 'do this', then I'd recommend the 'lawn care for dummies' book. Much more detail and in depth explanation on how to care for your lawn. In the end, it just didn't help me learn about lawn care as much as I needed, considering the accolades of the Fenway Park's Groundskeeper, I felt it should have had much more insight for the average joe.