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The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

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In the modern suburban landscape, beautiful, green lawns are perhaps the most ubiquitous feature of all. It's difficult to imagine a friendly neighborhood without broad, clean stretches of neatly shorn grass. More and more in recent years, those lawns are evolving into organic systems as homeowners — concerned about the long-term effects of chemicals on their children, their pets, and the environment — turn to natural methods to keep their yards healthy and inviting, and, yes, still green and lush, too.

Paul Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn. Well-treated soil, fed properly with compost and natural fertilizers, is the foundation of every great lawn. Plant it with a grass cultivar matched properly to the climate and sunlight, nourish the soil and grass with the proper amount of water, and maintain the height with a good mower equipped with a sharp blade. A beautiful, naturally maintained lawn can be as simple as that.

An organic, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds and pests, but when unwanted visitors creep in, Tukey is ready with Weed and Thug ID Guides and advice on dispatching them naturally or learning to live with the benign offenders. Tukey also provides helpful advice for lawnkeepers making the transition from a synthetic to an organic lawn system. It's all here — everything today's homeowner needs to keep his lawn off drugs, and make it an inviting living and play area for the whole family.

Synopsis:

Paul Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn. Well-treated soil, fed properly with compost and natural fertilizers, is the foundation of every great lawn. Plant it with a grass cultivar matched properly to the climate and sunlight, nourish the soil and grass with the proper amount of water, and maintain the height with a good mower equipped with a sharp blade. A beautiful, naturally maintained lawn can be as simple as that.

An organic, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds and pests, but when unwanted visitors creep in, Tukey is ready with Weed and Thug ID Guides and advice on dispatching them naturally or learning to live with the benign offenders. Tukey also provides helpful advice for lawnkeepers making the transition from a synthetic to an organic lawn system. It’ s all here — everything today’ s homeowner needs to keep his lawn off drugs, and make it an inviting living and play area for the whole family.

Synopsis:

Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn.

About the Author

Paul Tukey is the founding editor and publisher of People, Places andamp; Plantsmagazine. He is co-host with Roger Swain of the television show People, Places andamp; Plantson HGTV and the winner of the American Horticultural Societyand#8217;s Communicator of the Year for 2006. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.

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The Civic Center, May 27, 2014 (view all comments by The Civic Center)
Listen to your weeds . . . says author Paul Tukey in his book The Organic Lawn Care Manual. Tukey shows you what you can learn about your lawn from noting the types of weeds that grow on it. Because weeds and many other major topics are covered, this book can be regarded as a complete guide to lawn care--with organic rather than synthetic ingredients. Tukey makes a very convincing case for the organic approach.

Whether you are wanting to start a new lawn, improve your existing yard, or make it healthier for children and animals, this book is for you. Novices will appreciate coverage of basic topics such as mowing and watering, while experienced do-it-yourself'ers will appreciate how the author's guidance takes the guesswork out of lawn care. For those who would rather have someone else do the yard work, Tukey explains how to select and deal with a contractor. The last chapter of the book goes beyond organic lawns to describe other sustainable-landscaping alternatives.

Before I picked up this book, I viewed lawn care as a necessary drudgery. Now I view it as my contribution to a healthier environment, and I know that the birds, reptiles, and insects in my yard appreciate it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580176491
Author:
Tukey, Paul
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Foreword by:
Newman, Nell
Foreword:
Newman, Nell
Subject:
Lawns
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
GARDENING / Organic
Subject:
Gardening-Grasses and Groundcover
Subject:
GARDENING / Landscape
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
275.336 x 215.9 x 16.002 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Paul Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn. Well-treated soil, fed properly with compost and natural fertilizers, is the foundation of every great lawn. Plant it with a grass cultivar matched properly to the climate and sunlight, nourish the soil and grass with the proper amount of water, and maintain the height with a good mower equipped with a sharp blade. A beautiful, naturally maintained lawn can be as simple as that.

An organic, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds and pests, but when unwanted visitors creep in, Tukey is ready with Weed and Thug ID Guides and advice on dispatching them naturally or learning to live with the benign offenders. Tukey also provides helpful advice for lawnkeepers making the transition from a synthetic to an organic lawn system. It’ s all here — everything today’ s homeowner needs to keep his lawn off drugs, and make it an inviting living and play area for the whole family.

"Synopsis" by , Tukey, a self-confessed mowing addict, answers the growing demand for organic grass with a comprehensive volume of natural lawncare information. Step by step, he takes readers through the many elements that work together to form a healthy, organic lawn.

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