Lawn Geek: Tips and Tricks for the Ultimate Turf from the Guru of Grass

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Penguin, 2007 - Gardening - 337 pages
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Dubbed the "Lawn Geek" by USA Today, turf scientist Trey Rogers explains how to master the well-manicured look in all climates, from basic site preparation to mowing, fertilizing, irrigating, and of course, safe and effective pest management.

Whether readers are faced with their first yard or are long-time mowers, they'll find the Lawn Geek's enthusiastic and humorous advice perfect for weeding out their deep-rooted fears and insecurities. Rogers will have them looking forward to spring-and a lush lawn that will become the envy of their neighbors.
 

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Lawn geek: tips and tricks for the ultimate turf from the guru of grass

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Turf scientist Trey Rogers-a genuine doctor of agronomy-gives homeowners the knowledge they need to outshine their neighbors in this educational and entertaining lawn care overview. Rogers starts with ... Read full review

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Rogers really hammered the nail on the head with this one. His brain in the industry combined with his communication skills make this book perfect for homeowner and the lawn care professional alike. I would, and have, recommended this book to any one with an interest in getting the best of their lawns. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1Beginning at Grass Roots
11
Chapter 2The Big Chill
20
Chapter 3Some Like It
34
Chapter 4Finding Your Turfgrass Mate
47
Chapter 5Building the Base Camp
63
Chapter 6Putting Down Roots
79
Chapter 7Making the Right Cut
111
Chapter 11Weeding Things Out 1 83
183
Chapter 12Building Your Herbicide Arsenal
214
Chapter 13Spots Blights and Other Really Ugly Stuff
223
Chapter 14Whats Eating Your Grass?
248
Chapter 15Critter Control
270
Chapter 16When Good Lawns Go Bad
288
Glossary
303
Appendix AResources
309

Chapter 8Watering It Down
129
Chapter 9Feeding the Beast
148
Chapter 10Lawn CPR
168
Appendix CEssential Gear
319
Index
327
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Trey Rogers has a Ph.D. in agronomy from Penn State and since 1988 has been professor of crop and soil sciences at Michigan State University. He is an expert on the improvement of athletic fields and golf courses around the world.

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