The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

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Storey Publishing, Jan 31, 2007 - Gardening - 271 pages
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Create a gorgeous lawn that is free of harsh chemicals. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to grow and maintain a thriving lawn using organic gardening methods. With expert advice on planting the best grass varieties, nourishing the soil, watering, fighting weeds, and sustainable maintenance, Paul Tukey helps you create a luscious and inviting lawn that is pesticide-free and safe for your children and pets. 
 

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bring on the green

User Review  - k888 - Overstock.com

tons of photographs easy to understand. i ordered a bunch of organic lawn care books at the same time and this is by far the best. has comparisons of grasses if you are just getting started ... Read full review

ORGANIC LAWN CARE MANUAL

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The popularity of all things organic has made it to the lawn. And award-winning magazine editor/publisher Tukey, host of the HGTV showPeople, Places & Plants , attempts to bring it to the masses ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
6
Preface
8
Introduction
11
1 Evaluate Your Lawn Care Needs
14
2 Grass Anatomy
22
3 Building Good Soil
32
4 Grass Is Grass Is Grass?
48
5 Starting Off Right
72
9 Listening to Your Weeds
168
Dealing with Thugs
198
Mowing and Maintenance
214
The Nearly NoMow Lawn
234
Playing on the Lawn
252
Glossary
257
Recommended Reading
261
Resources
262

6 Get Your Lawn Off Drugs
104
7 Changing Your Lawns Diet
122
8 Watering Dews and Donts
146
Acknowledgments
264
Index
265
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About the author (2007)

Paul Tukey is the co-author of Tag, Toss & Run with Victoria Rowell, and the author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual. He is the national spokesperson for SafeLawns, a nonprofit advocacy group for chemical-free lawn care. He was formerly host of People, Places, and Plants on HGTV and is an award-winning film producer. He and his family enjoy playing lawn games in their yard in Rhode Island.

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