Ortho's All about Lawns
Ortho Books, Marilyn Rogers
Meredith Books, 1999 - Gardening - 96 pages
Offers detailed plans for growing a great lawn.Tells readers how to identify grasses in their own lawn so proper care can be given.Complete guide for repairing or rebuilding a lawn.Teaches readers how to match their maintenance plans with their personal time schedules.Discusses tools and how to use them.Shows readers how to get a checkerboard pattern seen on athletic fields.
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1,000 square feet Aerate areas Augustinegrass Bahiagrass bentgrass bermudagrass Blue gramagrass broadleaf RANGE brown patch buffalograss bunch grasses Carpetgrass Centipedegrass chinch bugs chlorpyrifos compacted soil CONTROL PHYSICAL cool cool-season grasses creeping grasses CULTIVARS DAMAGE THRESHOLD dark green dense turf diazinon dormant drought tolerant early spring feeding fertilizer flowers germinates grass blades grass plants green color growth grubs INSECT APPEARANCE Kentucky bluegrass larvae late spring lawn leaf spot leafhoppers leaves Ligule low-maintenance maintenance moderate moderate moist Mole crickets mulch Nimblewill nitrogen per 1,000 nutrients organic matter overseeding perennial ryegrass plugs postemergence herbicide pounds of nitrogen pounds of seed preemergence herbicide problem Red fescue rhizomes roots season grasses seed heads shade tolerant Sheep fescue Spot treat spread spreader sprinkler stems stolons Susceptible grasses SYMPTOMS tall fescue taproot temperatures texture thatch thin turf-type tall fescue turfgrass turn brown warm warm-season grasses weather weeds winter Wireworms zoysiagrass