Lawn Care

If the grass is always greener on the other side, you can get some tips to have a beautiful, lush lawn with these eBooks from our digital collections.

The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn by Black & Decker Complete Guide

Review provided by OverDrive

At heart, almost every homeowner would love to have a better lawn—greener, denser, healthier. This book is an up-to-date, environmentally responsible approach to lawn care with mainstream appeal. It focuses on dozens of common lawn problems, offering detailed solutions to each one. An ideal reference for busy homeowners who want better grass quickly and easily.

The Complete Guide to Organic Lawn Care by Sandy Baker

Review provided by Hoopla

Your lawn is a representative of you and your home it shows your neighbors and visitors how much time and effort you are willing to put into keeping your home looking good. Organic lawn care is becoming much more prevalent for many home owners, but knowing how to effectively plant and grow a lawn, keep weeds away and kill bugs without using chemicals and unnatural law products can be complicated and downright confusing in many cases. This book was written with these things in mind, guiding every lawn care enthusiast through the steps needed to continue caring for a lawn without letting the concerns that develop because of unnatural products overwhelm you or your lawn. The keys to organic lawn care, starting with how to create a low maintenance lawn are laid out in great detail in this book. You will learn how to keep your lawn healthy with the right soil, seed, sod, and feeding without using any chemically enhanced products. Finally, learn how to change your existing lawn so that it is both environmentally sound and just as beautiful as it has always been.

Beautiful No-Mow Yards by Evelyn Hadden

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What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last!
In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.

Watering Systems for Lawn & Garden by R. Dodge Woodson

Review provided by Hoopla

This complete handbook is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to buy or install a small-scale irrigation system for the lawn, garden, or backyard. Covers everything from sprinklers and soaker hoses to overhead irrigation and gravity distribution systems.

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