Turfgrass Establishment and Management

  1. Introduction to Turfgrass Culture 2
  2. Soil Considerations 2
  3. Texture 2
  4. Soil Structure 2
  5. Soil Depth 3
  6. Preplant Fertility 3

E. pH 3

  1. Site Preparation 4
  2. Preplant Weed Control 4
  3. Grading and Surface Preparation 4
  4. Drainage 4
  5. Installing the Sprinkler System 4
  6. Choosing a Turfgrass 4
  7. Cool Season Grasses 4
  8. Warm Season Grasses 6 V. Establishing the Lawn 7
  9. Seeding Lawns 7
  10. Sodding 9
  11. Vegetative Planting 11 VI. Maintenance of Established Turf 12
  12. Genetic Potential 12
  13. Mowing 12
  14. Removing Clippings 13
  15. Irrigation 13
  16. Fertilization 14
  17. Aeration 16
  18. Thatch 16
  19. Top-dressing 17 I. Weed Control on Established

Turf 17

  1. Turf Renovation 18
  2. Turf Problems 18

Further Reading 20

Landscaping 15

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Creating a Plan

2 2 2

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Creating a Plan

A. Define Your Goals and Objectives 2

B. Do a Thorough Site Analysis

3

C. Define Use Areas

4

D. Define Planting Areas

5

E. Principles of Design

5

F. Elements of Design

6

G. Plant Selection

6

H. Other Considerations When

Buying Plants

7

IV.

Installation and Renovation

7

A. Primary Hardscape

7

B. Install Planting Beds

7

C. Plant or Move Trees and Shrubs 7

D. Install Automatic Irrigation

System

7

E. Plant Lawn or Ground Covers

7

V.

Maintenance and Irrigation

7

A. Maintenance

7

B. Water Management

8

Further Reading

16

Landscape Plants

  1. Why Ornamental Plants? 2
  2. Soils and Water Considerations 2
  3. Soil Composition 2
  4. Water Status Definitions 2
  5. Water Movement 2
  6. Soil Structure (Aggregate Size) 2
  7. Drainage Problems 3
  8. Overcoming Drainage Problems 3
  9. Planting and Site Preparation 3
  10. Types of Plant Materials 3
  11. Planting 3
  12. Pruning After Planting 4
  13. Staking 4

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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