The Perfect Illinois Lawn: Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want

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Cool Springs Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value.

Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions.

The Perfect Illinois Lawn is written by the highly popular gardening expert Melinda Myers.

Lawns are the foundation of a great landscape. This series contains regional information on the best lawns for a midwestern landscape.

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Melinda Myers is a Horticultural Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Many recognize Myers as the host of "Great Lakes Gardener," a public television program that airs throughout the Great Lakes and provides region-specific advice to Midwest gardeners. She hosts the "Plant Doctor Radio Show" on WTMJ Radio, writes a bi-monthly column for The Milwaukee Journal and has been contributing editor and columnist for Birds & Blooms Magazine since 1996. Melinda is a member of numerous horticultural associations and earned the 1998 Garden Communicator's Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the 1998 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writer's Association of America.

James A. Fizzell has more than 40 years of hands-on horticultural experience,making him the source that other experts turn to with their toughest turf andlandscape plant problems. Fizzell has been featured repeatedly on television andradio and in leading trade journals, and has become a celebrated guest speakerat industry seminars and horticultural associations throughout the Midwest.Fizzell was the horticultural advisor for the University of IllinoisCooperative Extension Service for nearly 35 years. In 1991, he founded James A.Fizzell and Associates, Ltd., which provides services to professionalhorticulturalists, arborists, municipalities, sports turf managers, media, andother plant experts needing specialized help.

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