List books in category Home & Garden / Lawns

  • Lawn Care For Dummies, Mini Edition

    Lawn Care For Dummies, Mini Edition
    Lance Walheim

    Grow and maintain a lush lawn without sacrificing your weekends No matter where you live or what you do, you, too, can grow great turf. Discover timesaving and water-saving secrets for better planning, fertilizing, watering, and mowing. With easy-to-follow instructions, this friendly guide will help you grow a lawn that's the envy of the block. Open the book and find: Tips for mowing your lawn to the perfect height How and how much to water your lawn Which nutrients your lawn needs Easy and safe ways to fertilize your lawn

  • Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn: How to Plant, Maintain & Improve Your Yard & Lawn

    Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn: How to Plant, Maintain & Improve Your Yard & Lawn
    Chris Peterson

    DIVAt heart, almost every homeowner would love to have a better lawn—greener, denser, healthier. This book is an up-to-date, environmentally responsible approach to lawn care with mainstream appeal. It focuses on dozens of common lawn problems, offering detailed solutions to each one. An ideal reference for busy homeowners who want better grass quickly and easily. /div

  • The Complete Guide to Organic Lawn Care: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

    The Complete Guide to Organic Lawn Care: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
    Sandy Ann Baker

    Your lawn is a representative of you and your home it shows your neighbors and visitors how much time and effort you are willing to put into keeping your home looking good. But, in these fragile times, many people also want to ensure their lawn care does not endanger the environment or any of the pets or children that might play on that lawn. Organic lawn care is becoming much more prevalent for many home owners, but knowing how to effectively plant a grow a lawn, keep weeds away and kill bugs without using chemicals and unnatural law products can be complicated and downright confusing in many cases. This book was written with these things in mind, guiding every lawn care enthusiast through the steps needed to continue caring for a lawn without letting the concerns that develop because of unnatural products overwhelm you or your lawn. The keys to organic lawn care, starting with how to create a low maintenance lawn are laid out in great detail in this book, providing the essential details you need to enjoy your yard while not endangering the environment, your pets, or your children. You will learn how to keep your lawn healthy with the right soil, seed, sod, and feeding without using any chemically enhanced products and how you can start caring for your lawn by mowing, watering, fertilizing, edging, and trimming with organic fertilizers and tools. Finally, learn how to change your existing lawn so that it is both environmentally sound and just as beautiful as it has always been. The final step in the process will show you how to deal with pests, disease and weeds in your lawn organically. Lawn experts in every field have been interviewed for this book and their advice has been included to provide specific, top tips for organic lawn care. Anyone looking to maintain their lawn and stay eco-conscious need look no further than this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • Urban Garden Design

    Urban Garden Design
    Kate Gould

    A stunning guide for gardeners keen to transform small and awkward outdoor spaces into beautiful and practical escapes. From courtyards to rooftops, Kate Gould draws on her experience as an award-winning garden designer to provide tailored solutions and inspirational ideas. Covering topics such as how to design and measure the perfect garden, choose and use the best materials and maintain a lush garden all year round, Urban Garden Design includes detailed advice for gardeners undeterred by limited space. This carefully illustrated guide ensures gardeners of all abilities achieve the best results outdoors. Creating a personal and unique space is also at the heart of each project and Kate makes sure to discuss how to tie each design back to the interior of the home.

  • Practical Groundsmanship

    Practical Groundsmanship
    L. W. White

    An excellent book on a topic rarely explained, Practical Groundsmanship will be the greatest possible assistance to all who have a responsibility of turf upkeep, from the park-keeper to the groundsman of the smallest local sports club. Contents Include : The Presentation of Groundsmanship; Cricket; Tennis; Bowls; Hockey; Football; Outfields and General Areas; Running Tracks; Garden Lawns and Paths; Maintenance; Composts; War on Weeds; The Worm Problem; Machinery and Equipment; The Groundsman's Calendar; Dimensions of Playing Areas; Practical Points.

  • Lawns (Collins Practical Gardener)

    Lawns (Collins Practical Gardener)
    Martin Fish

    This ebook has been optimised for tablets. Keeping a healthy and verdant lawn can be a real challenge. Collins Practical Gardener Lawns looks at all imaginable aspects of starting and maintaining a lawn. Whether your lawn is mainly for your family or intended as a show piece, Lawns will provide all the know-how you need to design, prepare for, create and keep a lawn tailored to your needs. All the technical info is covered from ground roots up, including advice on sowing seeds, laying turf, buying equipment and making repairs. Individual design features are suggested, ranging from creating a wildflower meadow to planting bulbs through your lawn in eye-catching patterns and shapes. Each listing in the A–Z directory of grass types features a visual chart listing the best varieties and optimum sowing times. Quick-access care charts provide a hit list of care requirements and the troubleshooting chart tells you how to identify and solve many common problems. Also featured is a directory of pests, diseases and how to treat them, which means when something does go wrong you have all the information at your fingertips to help put it right. Full of information, advice and practical tips, this no-nonsense guide to lawns is the most informative reference of its kind! Contents include:• History of Lawns• Types of lawn• Designing a lawn• Site/aspect• Soil types• Drainage• Preparing for a new lawn• Seed sowing techniques• Laying turf• Aftercare of newly laid lawn• Lawn Maintenance – tools, irrigation• Lawn repairs• Other lawn features• A–Z Lawn Grasses• A–Z Lawn Weeds and Broadleaved Weeds• Troubleshooting• Pests and diseases• Common name plant index and subject index