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 manneracomplete 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.The Wall Street Journal calls the business of selling native grass seeds aquot;an emerging growth industryaquot; (Harper-Lore, 1995). ... This effectively doubles the cost of a pound of seed. ... viable seed in the bag versus how much is inert. ... Laboratory seed inspectors who measure germination do it under ideal growing conditions. ... Chemical baths, scarification (mechanical surface scratching), and dehulling (removal of the seed hulls) can be used to boost emergence of tough-to -germi- nateanbsp;...
|Title||:||Turfgrass Maintenance Reduction Handbook|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2000-03-15|