A Man's Turf: The Perfect Lawn
Look across the country on any summer Saturday and what do you see? From coast to coast you see millions of men mowing. There also may be some women tending to the turf these days, but the obsession with the lawn is truly a male phenomenon. How green is it? How thick is it? How well-mown and weed-free is it? These are the questions that try men's souls.
In A Man's Turf: The Perfect Lawn, author Warren Schultz delves into history, psychology, and botany to explain the irresistible appeal of the riding mower and freshly cut grass. But as a leading expert on lawn and garden care, he also offers a wealth of practical, hands-on information for growing, mowing, weeding, and watering a better lawn.
Schultz explores how the lawn grew up in America and visits some of the great historical lawns. He examines the machines involved—reel and rotary lawn mowers, weed whackers and water sprinklers—that shape the lawn, and gets down on his knees to look at some amazing grass, highlighting the pros and cons of the many new varieties. Schultz interviews the great turf gurus of golf courses and ballparks and reveals their insiders' tips on lawn care. A Man's Turf also provides a unique guide to lawn-related products, events, and pilgrimages—from a bicycle-powered mower to the finish line of the lawn mower races to a mower museum.
In A Man's Turf: The Perfect Lawn, garden expert Warren Schultz examines the pleasures and pitfalls that await the lawn-obsessed everywhere. He explains how to grow, mow, weed, and water a thicker, greener, healthier lawn, offering insight and a wealth of practical information, along with more than 200 full-color photographs.
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