Synopses & Reviews
The grass doesn't always have to be greener on the other side!
Now you can have green grass right in your own backyard, thanks to David Mellor, master groundskeeper of Boston's Fenway Park.
Everyone wants a green lawn, but how do you actually get one? Bags of fertilizer? Weed killer? Sod? What about mowing? Everyone knows how to, but do you really know when to? Fenway Park's master groundskeeper David Mellor does. He's been caring for some of the nicest lawns around for years. In The Lawn Bible, Mellor offers you everything you need to know about lawn care for your part of the country, including planting, mowing, feeding, and troubleshooting, as well as tips, illustrations, and anecdotes.
Whether your yard is full shade, full sun, or something in between, David Mellor will help you transform it into the greenest grass of your dreams.
The Gospel of Grass, according to David:
- How to think like a lawn
- How to make a lawn child-friendly and a child lawn-friendly
- What combination of good soil, good seed, and good sun adds up to a great lawn
- The mechanics and artistry of mowing
- How to win the war on weeds, pests, and disease
"Will help anyone acquire a green thumb." Reader's Digest
"There's a gold mine of information in here, all clearly organized and thoughtfully presented." Publishers Weekly
Fenway Park's master groundskeeper Mellor offers readers everything they need to know about lawn care for their part of the country, including planting, mowing, feeding, and troubleshooting, as well as tips, 100 illustrations, and anecdotes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -266) and index.
About the Author
David Mellor is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in agriculture and a specialty in agronomy/turfgrass management and landscape horticulture. He has cared for some of the greenest lawns in the nation the ballparks used by the California Angels, San Francisco Giants, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Boston Red Sox, where he is currently master groundskeeper. He acts as a sports turf field consultant nationwide, speaking regularly to organizations around the country. He lives in Boston.