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Scotts Lawns: Your Guide To A Beautiful Yard

Get the showcase lawn you've always wanted with this comprehensive guide, packed with expert tips and information from turf professionals. Contributing writer David Mellnor even shares his expertise as a groundskeeper for the Boston Red Sox (was top-quality turf a factor in their recent World Championship?). Includes complete information on the newest information, techniques and products you can use to cultivate a superior lawn, plus special information on sportscaping.

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Scotts; 2 edition (February 13, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0696229692

ISBN-13: 978-0696229695

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Don't let the branding fool you -- this is easily the best book on lawns currently available. I've read many books on the subject, and most of them are very simplistic and useless, or spend some time on the lawn and then go off into growing vegetables or flowers. This one is just on lawns, and contains sections on lawn weeds, lawn pests, types of grass -- basically everything you could think to ask or need to know about how to maintain a great lawn.Makes a terrific housewarming gift, too. I wish someone had given me one!Sean P. Logue, 2007

Taking care of a yard is a lot of work but this book makes learning about lawn care simple and fun. Our yard had a lot of mushrooms in it and apparently the last people who owned out house did not realize that you are supposed to water in the morning not at night. This book recommends watering in the morning and that works better."Lawns" also has good advice on when to fertilize your lawn. I followed the instructions for fall winterizing and it worked great. My lawn looks better than ever and is now a deep green with less weeds. If you follow the advice in this book I also recommend using the Scotts' fertilizers at the right time of year.This book gives you many options for how you want to care for your lawn. There is everything from a minimalist approach to a manicured lawn care program. There is also a special section for troubleshooting. You may be dealing with weeds and pests and this book has advice on how to rid yourself of these problems. There are lots of pictures to help you identify the problems. In fact this book is filled with gorgeous pictures of dream lawns.The section on mowing is great and explains how you should take care of your mower. Did you know that if you cut your lawn too low the roots won't grow as deep? This is great information. There is also information on what to do after flooding or hurricanes.I have purchased other books on lawn care and this one seems to me to be the best.~The Rebecca Review

This is a decent book on lawn care and it is helpful in maintaining and repairing lawns, but there really isn't any reason to purchase it since Scotts has an app that is much better. Just about everything in this book is in the Scotts My Lawn app and the app has even more features like weed identification, seedling tracking, and a fertilizer calendar. I would recommend trying the free app before purchasing the book

Informative, as well as feeding the spirits. As a hobby book, I didn't want it to be another rocket science book, but I didn't want it to be a cinderella book either, with no details or information. This book served the purpose well. Nice illustrations, makes it easy to do lawns with the information in it. Unless you are looking for something very specific that this book doesn't deal with (why not search the internet for that?), this book will please you, with rounded coverage on the subject.

This is a great book for new homeowner's. It's a comprehensive lawn guide that I've used frequently with my new house/yard. The best part about the guide is the detailed photographs. Many lawn issues that I had researched online had no pictures or poor pictures. This guide fills that issue. I only wish they had an app for iPhone/Android.

Has helped me find out how to kill certain weeds and how to fix problems in my yard.Use common sense, if you can read this book is for you! It will help you take care of your lawn in ways you may not have known it is a starter book for dummies it is well written, there are more informative books out there but use this as a base and then go from there. So you can get used to the how to's.

Great reference but lacking in one key area. There is no comparison of the different types of grass.If you want to be able to tell kentucky bluegrass from a tall fescue there are no pictures to show you how to identify the different grasses. Otherwise you can learn a lot from this small but dense guide.

I was looking for a book on lawns for my Dad after he had his yard dug up for a new septic system. This book was highly recommended when I was looking around. Came spiral bound and the pages are waterproof (big plus as you'll want to use it while you're walking around outside to identify things). He's learned a bit from it and would recommend it himself.

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