The Complete Garden (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1921 - Landscape gardening - 440 pages
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Page 122 - Bailey made the following practical suggestions with regard to the making of windbreaks : 1. The windbreaks should not obstruct atmospheric drainage. 2. The windbreak should never be dense enough to force the buds on fruit trees in those localities which are subject to late spring frosts. 3. As a rule, in localities where atmospheric drainage will not be seriously •checked, the windbreak should have a comparatively dense bottom, formed by undergrowth or low branching trees.
Page vi - THIS BOOK. It is hoped that this book will serve as a ready reference...
Page vii - The main idea behind this method of compiling information for the use of those interested in landscape plantings is that of providing a compact reference manual from which fundamental information can be easily obtained.
Page 60 - There are three types of grasses which are used for the development of lawns in the far south (throughout Georgia, Alabama and Florida). The first type consists of the more or less native grasses — - Bermuda grass and St. Augustine grass. These grasses will not make a perfect turf as a perfect turf is known in the northern states.
Page 373 - TOPIARY WORK - The cutting and trimming of shrubs and trees, especially evergreens, into odd or ornamental shapes, thus producing an effect entirely different from that produced by the natural growing habits of the plant.
Page vii - The chapters which have been introduced into this volume are a series of summarized fundamental principles with reference to the respective chapter headings, and they are not in the form of many magazine articles, so compiled as to be interesting to many persons who really read the articles, not always because of the facts in them, but because of the camouflaged outlines.
Page 60 - Ross's southern mixture is an example, is composed of kinds of northern grasses, such as orchard grass, Rhode Island bent, redtop, and a small portion of Italian rye, which, as a result of experiments, have produced good turf on southern lawns. The third type is Italian rye, which germinates quickly and produces a green turf, but lives only for a short period during the cooler winter months. This burns out quickly during the hot summer months.
Page 61 - Lawns composed of Italian rye may be seeded at any time of the year from the first of November to the first of March. The time required for Italian rye to establish itself, and to produce a green lawn area, averages from three to five weeks. An excellent way in which to obtain a green lawn during the winter months is to...
Page 57 - Redtop succeeds under a very large range of soil conditions, from drought to wet land. It is one of the best grasses for poor soils throughout the whole of the eastern United States and thus succeeds where blue grass fails. It does not make a dense turf unless planted thickly and mowed closely.

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