The New Lawn Expert

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1997 - Gardening - 128 pages
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Get - and keep - the lawn of your dreams. The lawn is an important part of a well-planned garden, one which is 'on show' at all times. If your patch of grass doesn't measure up then The Lawn Expert is here to help, with advice on:

How to mow, dress and feed your lawn.

Dealing with pests and weeds.

How to repair your lawn.

Renovation of neglected lawns.

Growing lawns from seed.

How to lay turf.

Meadows, wildflower meadows and non-grass lawns.

Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.


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The best book on lawns I have ever read. An amazing subject in itself, I didn't realise there was so much to know. The book covers things in a very easy to follow way.

Review: The Lawn Expert: The world's best-selling book on lawns

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Just what I need now that we have custody, in our new place, of grass. Front and back! Got some good tips for winter (and, what with the unusual warmth and dryness, I've been able to do more than I expected), but it'll be springtime before we really get started. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Dr Hessayon is the world's best-selling horticultural author - his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of '60 Truly Great Elizabethans' because "he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides". He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as "the top-selling living author of the 1990s". He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society "Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access". According to The Times "he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout".
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert  has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.

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