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Encyclopedic coverage of sure--fire strategies for maintaining your lawn, sports field, golf course, or park in perfect condition while using less water, fertilizer, mowing, pesticide, and labor! A major strength o the book is the wealth of information presented on management strategies, complete with do--it--yourself instructions for site selection, soil preparation, seed rates and planting, turf establishment, and renovation. Time and cost--saving techniques for effective mowing, thatch control, pest management, water conservation, water management, fertilizer use, stress management, and pest management are presented in a user--friendly manner--complete with helpful checklists, and step--by--step instructions. A vast amount of useful reference material will ensure the success of your maintenance program. No other book covers virtually every aspect of successful turf management. Features: * Covers every aspect of a successful turfgrass maintenance program.* Presents hundreds of cost--saving methods.* Tips to reduce labor.* Simple step--by--step instructions.* Hundreds of photographs and drawings.* Encyclopedic reference material.* Unique turf selection guidelines.* Fundamentals of turfgrass soils.
|Publication date:||1st March 2000|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd|
Doug Brede has had a lifelong interest in lowering maintenance, starting with his first job as a teenager, mowing yards for spending money. I think it was all those trips back and forth to the clippings pile at Mrs. Fernstead's house that first convinced me there's got to be an easier way to do the things we do, he says, referring to one of his early lawn care clients (see introduction to Chapter 9). Brede attended Penn State University as an agronomy major, discovering turf management as a career during his sophomore year. He spent summers during college maintaining a 2--hoe ...More About Doug Brede