Better Lawns: Step by Step
Illustrated with nearly 400 photos and drawings and brimming with how-to information, BETTER LAWNS, STEP BY STEP is the only book on lawn care you'll ever need. Whether you want to start a new lawn from scratch or just fix problem areas, the secrets to success include choosing the right grasses and using an enlightened maintenance program.
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A New Look at Lawns
Assessing Your Lawns Design
Assessing Your Lawns Condition
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1,000 square feet acid aeration annual apply avoid beetles beneficial Bermudagrass bottom right brown buffalograss Bunch grasses chinch bugs clippings color compacted compost cool-season Cooperative Extension Service cultivars damage Daylilies disease drainage drought edges endophytes fall fertilizer flowers garden germination grade grass blades grass plants grass roots green ground covers growing growth grubs herbicides homeowners hostas improved in-ground inches insecticides insects install irrigation keep Kentucky bluegrass landscape lawn areas lawn's layer lime look microorganisms moist moles mower mowing mulch nematodes nitrogen nutrients overseeding patches perennial ryegrass pesticide pests pile plugs problems pruning pyrethrins rake recommended remove require rhizomes shade shrubs slope slow-release soil pH soil test spade species spot spray spread spreader spring stolons string trimmer summer tall fescues thatch tion tolerate top left topsoil toxic trees turf types USDA Zones warm-season grasses weather webworms weeds yard zoysia