The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn
In the modern suburban landscape, beautiful, green lawns are perhaps the most ubiquitous feature of all. It's difficult to imagine a friendly neighborhood without broad, clean stretches of neatly shorn grass. More and more in recent years, those lawns are evolving into organic systems as homeowners — concerned about the long-term effects of chemicals on their children, their pets, and the environment — turn to natural methods to keep their yards healthy and inviting, and, yes, still green and lush, too.
Paul Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn. Well-treated soil, fed properly with compost and natural fertilizers, is the foundation of every great lawn. Plant it with a grass cultivar matched properly to the climate and sunlight, nourish the soil and grass with the proper amount of water, and maintain the height with a good mower equipped with a sharp blade. A beautiful, naturally maintained lawn can be as simple as that.
An organic, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds and pests, but when unwanted visitors creep in, Tukey is ready with Weed and Thug ID Guides and advice on dispatching them naturally or learning to live with the benign offenders. Tukey also provides helpful advice for lawnkeepers making the transition from a synthetic to an organic lawn system. It's all here — everything today's homeowner needs to keep his lawn off drugs, and make it an inviting living and play area for the whole family.
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bring on the greenUser Review - k888 - Overstock.com
tons of photographs easy to understand. i ordered a bunch of organic lawn care books at the same time and this is by far the best. has comparisons of grasses if you are just getting started ... Read full review
The Organic Lawn Care ManualUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The popularity of all things organic has made it to the lawn. And award-winning magazine editor/publisher Tukey, host of the HGTV showPeople, Places & Plants , attempts to bring it to the masses ... Read full review
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