The Florida Lawn Handbook: Best Management Practices for Your Home Lawn in Florida

Everything you need to know to keep your lawn looking its best! Written in practical language by turfgrass experts, this new edition is completely up-to-date with the most recent lawn management information. Color plates identify various grass types, weeds, diseases, and insects—including those that are good for your lawn. Chapters cover selection, adaptability, establishment, and main­tenance for each type of lawn; soil analysis and fertilization; yearly calendars for lawn care and culture; mowing, watering, and calibrating sprinkler systems and fertilizer spreaders; overseeding for winter color; preparing a lawn for drought and low temperatures; weed and thatch control; safe pesticide application and use; integrated pest management strategies; and complete, illustrated diagnostic information for weeds, diseases, insect problems, nematodes, and other pests.  

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By Karen (Orlando, FL) · ★★★★☆ · December 08, 2011
Okay, this one is not the thrilling read I am used to, but it was darn helpful. We recently bought a house in central Florida and the previous owners abused the lawn horribly. It was overrun with weeds, ants, and the grass was cut so short it actually burned.

I got this book and now I have a much... ...more