Creating a comfortable, attractive, and safe outdoor living space is an essential part of home ownership. While homeowners take great responsibility for their home's exterior maintenance and pride in its curb appeal, yard work often poses the greatest challenge to new homeowners, especially those who are limited on time and resources.This illustrated reference book provides homeowners with practical information to handle their yard care needs and protect their most valuable asset. While there are many books available on lawn care, the lawn is only half the battle in creating an enviable yard; trees, beds, walkways and paved areas are an important part of outdoor spaces.Most new homeowners aren't interested in the minutia of lawn maintenance and fertilizing; they need to start at the beginning and receive a broader overview. Questions homeowners may ask themselves include: What type of mower should I buy? Do I need to aerate? When is the best time to water? How often do I need to trim my hedges? What is the most effective way to improve the look of my yard? What's involved in creating the most popular outdoor projects and does it make sense to do myself or should I hire a contractor?John Deere Landscaping & Lawn Care will walk homeowners though these common questions and provide inspiring weekend projects that will allow them to use their new found knowledge in practical ways.Table of Contents From the Ground Up Turf Basics / Healthy Soil / Water Works / Get the Best Green Total Lawn Care Choosing a Mower / Routine Maintenance and Mowing / Finishing Touches Weekend Workshops Aerate Your Lawn / Create Bed Edging / Cover Ground / Install Drip Irrigation / Create a Pathway / Build a Pond / Add Night Lights Appendices Hiring a Professional / Seasonal Maintenance Checklists / Turfgrass Varieties / Critter Control Resources / Acknowledgments / About the Author / Photo Credits / Index About the AuthorKristen Hampshire is an award-winning freelance writer, recognized last year by the Press Club of Cleveland as "Best in Ohio: Freelancer" for "clear, concise writing style and range of subjects." Her work has been published in a wide range of nationally recognized magazines. Hampshire has also served as editor for two green industry publications. Kristen lives in Lakewood, Ohio.
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