Livable Lawns: Managing a Healthy Lawn

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Title

Livable Lawns: Managing a Healthy Lawn

Author

Susan Barton

Description

This 27-page color bulletin includes recommendations for establishing a lawn--site preparation, selecting the proper turf species, planting the lawn, and after-planting care. It covers maintenance practices such as mowing, soil management, fertilization, thatch management, watering, coping with shade, managing lawn pests including weeds and insects, and managing diseases. There is a key to help diagnose disease problems and a chart outlining the cultural management for each major turf disease.soil management, fertilization, thatch management, watering, coping with shade, managing insect pests, and managing diseases. There is a key to help diagnose disease problems and a chart outlining the cultural management for each major turf disease.

Learning goals for the item

1. Homeowners will understand how to establish and maintain a healthy lawn. 2. Homeowners will learn how to identify insect and disease problems on home lawns and apply control strategies. 3. New lawn care professionals will be introduced to lawn care in the mid-Atlantic.

Appropriate audience

Homeowners and new lawn care professionals are the primary audience for this bulletin.

ItemID

41

A list of credits (if appropriate)

Reviewers: Valann Budischak, Delaware Cooperative Extension, University of Delaware Sara Wozniak, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Photographs provided by: Susan Barton, Delaware Cooperative Extension, University of Delaware Sara Wozniak, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Funding provided by DelDOT NPDES Program

A list of references (key references - cited or suggested)

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Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)

turfgrass, maintenance

Review Summary

This is a good publication for homeowners and beginning lawn care professionals. Images illustrate points and bulleted summary tables convey important information clearly at the end of each section. Keys and descriptions of pest problems are helpful. There were no references provided or cited in the bulletin and no websites or apps related to lawn maintenance, turf disease, turf insects, soil fertility, irrigation or drainage provided. The list of cultivars will be quickly outdated, but the mention of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program provides readers with a source of updated cultivar information.

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Citation

“Livable Lawns: Managing a Healthy Lawn,” ASHS HortIM™, accessed August 18, 2018, http://hortim.ashsmedia.org/items/show/41.

License

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