Home Lawns Establishment and Maintenance
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Every year Americans spend billions of dollars to make their lawns attractive. A turfgrass lawn increases property value, enhances the environment by filtering out atmospheric pollutants, reduces noise, and cools the area in the summer. A healthy lawn is more pest resistant, thus reducing the use of pesticides. The authors tell you how to analyze the site, have the soil tested, eliminate existing vegetation, drain and grade the land, add fertilizer or other amendments, select seed, prepare the seedbed, plant, irrigate, and mow. This edition explains integrated pest management and how its use can reduce reliance on pesticides. Illustrations are included.
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PLEASE NOTE: table 3 on page 7 is incorrect. An errata page at the end of the document contains the corrected version of table 3.
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