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Turfgrass Maintenance Reduction Handbook: Sports, Lawns, and Golf

Turfgrass Maintenance Reduction Handbook: Sports, Lawns, and Golf

Doug Brede

ISBN: 978-1-575-04106-3 March 2000 392 Pages


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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.

* 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.
Strategies of Lower Maintenance Turf.

Performance of the "Traditional" Turf Species under Reduced Maintenance.

Grasses That Demand Less Maintenance.

Unconventional Grasses and Grass-Like Plants.

Choosing the Best Grass for Your Location.

Mixing Turfgrasses.

Turf Establishment and Renovation.

Turf Soils.

Using Less Fertilizer.

Conserving Water.

Lighten Your Mowing.

Trim Your Pesticide Budget.

Appendix: A Catalog of Unconventional Grasses.