Better Lawns: Step by Step

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Creative Homeowners Press, 1999 - Gardening - 159 pages
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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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About the author (1999)

Joe Provey is the former chief editor of Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated/Home Mechanix, and Practical Homeowner magazines. He has authored several home improvement books, including the Creative Homeonwer titles "Better Lawns" and "Design Ideas for Flooring," as well as many articles for national home and garden magazines. Provey began his career as a carpenter and now lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Joe Provey is the former Editor-in-Chief of "Family Handyman, Practical Homeowner," and "Mechanix Illustraed/Home Mechanix," As a writer, editor, and homeowner, he has extensive experience with lawn care, outdoor power equipment, and the judging of home landscaping competitions.
Kris Robinson is a researcher and writer who specializes in scientific developments in lawn disease and pest control. She also designs and maintains gardens for the public.
Dr. Van Cline, PhD, is Manager of Turf Agronomics and Research for The Toro Company. His responsibilities include applied turf research related to commercial and irrigation product and services development, technical training and consultation in turf management for Toro personnel, and general agronomic support for professional turf managers. Van maintains an active relationship with the scientific community in the turf industry through collaborations with a number of scientists across the United States. His current research focus at Toro is the development of various sensing technologies in combination with geographical information systems to optimize water use efficiency. Van holds a B.S. degree in Forestry and a M.L.A in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota. He has been with The Toro Company for 20 years.

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