Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2001 - Architecture - 160 pages
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"I had the privilege of working with David Mellor for many years and he is one of the most resourceful and creative people in his field. His work is extraordinary and he is one of the finest young men I know." —Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner of Baseball

"David is the perfect guy for a Picture Perfect book. His work at County Stadium was always tremendously appreciated by the players, home, and visitors alike."—Paul Molitor

"Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping. He's a cut above the rest."—Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster

"With Milwaukee's constantly changing weather, the art of taking care of he playing field at Country Stadium had to be one of the most challenging. David was able to create a masterpiece regardless of these conditions."—Robin Yount

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
15
FERTILIZATION
37
Chapters COMMON NUISANCES
51
Chapter? MAKING TURNS WITH YOUR MOWER
65
Chapter PREVENTING TRAFFIC AND WEAR PROBLEMS
85
Chapters HOW PATTERNS ARE CREATED
99
Chapter PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
113
ChapttriS PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR LAWN ART
133
Chapter REFERENCES
159
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David Mellor is currently the Director of Grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club and a consultant to the Simplicity company. He is one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. Articles about his work have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. In Picture Perfect, David gives you his years of experience and simple-to-use techniques, so you can make your lawn or sports field the envy of your neighbors and colleagues.

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