Written in practical language by turfgrass experts, this new edition is completely up-to-date and contains the most recent lawn management information. Color plates identify various grass types, weeds, diseases, and insects - including those that are good for your lawn. Chapters cover selection, adaptability, establishment, and maintenance for each type of lawn; soil analysis and fertilization; yearly calendars for lawn care and culture; mowing, watering, and calibrating sprinkler systems and fertilizer spreaders; overseeding for winter color; preparing a lawn for drought and low temperatures; weed and thatch control; safe pesticide application and use; integrated pest management strategies; and complete, illustrated diagnostic information for weeds, diseases, insect problems, nematodes, and other pests.
Laurie E. Trenholm is assistant professor of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida. J. Bryan Unruh is associate professor of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida.Published in cooperation with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.