Synopses & Reviews
"I had the privilege of working with David Mellor for many years and he is one of the most resourceful and creative people in his field. His work is extraordinary and he is one of the finest young men I know." —Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner of Baseball
"David is the perfect guy for a Picture Perfect book. His work at County Stadium was always tremendously appreciated by the players, home, and visitors alike."—Paul Molitor
"Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping. He's a cut above the rest."—Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster
"With Milwaukee's constantly changing weather, the art of taking care of he playing field at Country Stadium had to be one of the most challenging. David was able to create a masterpiece regardless of these conditions."—Robin Yount
"Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping."
--Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster
Now you can transform your sports field or clubhouse lawn into an envy-grabbing work of optic art. In this book, David Mellor shares the turf mowing and maintenance secrets that have made him one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. Articles about Mellor's work have been published in the New York Times and USA Today, and he is currently the director of grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club. In Picture Perfect, Mellor gives you the benefit of his years of experience along with simple-to-use techniques for creating playing fields that are without doubt a cut above the rest.
About the Author
David Mellor is currently the Director of Grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club and a consultant to the Simplicity company. He is one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. Articles about his work have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. In Picture Perfect, David gives you his years of experience and simple-to-use techniques, so you can make your lawn or sports field the envy of your neighbors and colleagues.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Test Your Soil.
Chapter 3. Turfgrass Establishment.
Chapter 4. Fertilization.
Chapter 5. Common Nuisances.
Chapter 6. Mowing Recommendations.
Chapter 7. Making Turns with Your Mower.
Chapter 8. Equipment -
Tools of the Artist.
Chapter 9. Preventing Traffic and Wear Problems.
Chapter 10. Techniques to Help Hide Damaged Turf.
Chapter 11. Useful Tips.
Chapter 12. How Patterns are Created.
Chapter 13. Pattern Basics.
Chapter 14. Pattern Instructions.
Chapter 15. Photographing Your Lawn Art.
Chapter 16. Three Challenging Situations.
Chapter 17. Turfgrass Factoids.
Chapter 18. Resources.
Chapter 19. References.