From choosing seeds, sod, and tools to watering, fertilizing, and mowing, this do-it-yourself guide shows readers how to handle common lawn care disasters successfully. Topics include flooding, insects, diseases, and other problems. of color photos. Line illustrations throughout.
From the Back Cover I would recommend this book to anyone starting a new lawn or improving an existing one. -- Kevin N. Morris, Director, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program This is the one book you should have, keep handy, and use often! -- Doug Fender, Executive Director, Turf Resource Center, Rolling Meadows, IL Full Color Section Highlights Ideas for a Beautiful Lawn! Grow a Lush Lawn -- a Cut Above the Rest! No matter where you live, what you do, or how many kids you have, you too can grow a great garden of grasses -- quickly and easily. Discover tons of time- and water-saving secrets for better planting, fertilizing, weeding, and mowing. With easy-to-follow instructions and lots of illustrations, Lawn Care For Dummies (R) brings you everything you need to know to grow a lawn that's the envy of the block! From Sod to Sunday Naps -- Your Complete Guide to Lawns Compare the pluses and minuses of planting seed, sod, sprigs, stolons, or plugs Choose a grass type that thrives in your climate Unearth winning techniques for repairing broken lawns Discover ten surefire ways to help drought-weary yards survive Control pests with environmentally friendly methods that are safe and effective Select alternative ground covers that are practical and good looking Install a permanent, in-ground irrigation system Also look for Hungry Minds' Gardening For Dummies (R) , the fun and easy way to grow a gorgeous garden!