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Start Your Own Lawn Care Business
Entrepreneur Press
1891984756
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Lawn Care Services Generate Plenty of "Green." Here's How You Can Reap the Rewards . The Lawn care business of today is a far cry from the days of the kid down the block with a push mower. In fact, the lawn care market is a $17 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping. It's easy to see why this is one business where you can really rake in the green. Your business can be as simple as mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves, and clipping hedges to applying chemical and fertilizers. Our book will tell you everything you need to know to get started in the lawn care business. Topics covered include: How to target your market What equipment you'll need How to hire and manage employees Record-keeping and accounting Where to find working...


The Lawn Bible: Fenway Park's Master Groundskeeper Tells You How to Keep Your Lawn Green, Groomed and Growing
David R. Mellor
0786888423
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mellor, the director of grounds at Fenway Park and a sports turf field consultant, knows his lawns. A self-professed "lawnatic," Muller holds that beautiful green grass is the stuff of memory (remember "that first $5 you earned cutting someone else's lawn"?), the secret to prime curb appeal and even a key to getting in touch with our "agrarian roots." In his comprehensive illustrated guide, he describes the different types of grasses (creeping bentgrass is good for putting greens, while Kentucky bluegrass is a suburban lawn classic), shows homeowners how to determine their soil type (try the "Squish Test"), offers tips for maintenance (mow high during droughts) and even includes directions and diagrams for different mowing patterns ("Your lawn is your canvas"). His section on lawn pests features drawings of the...


Jerry Baker's Lawn Book
Jerry Baker
0345340949
March 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Jerry Baker puts his expert reputation on the line, and on your lawn, to give you the kind of yard you've always dreamed of. Here is a complete step-by-step guide that will save you time, money, and effort, and give you a thicker, healthier lawn. Inside you will find: a state-by-state guide to the best kind of grass and lawn care for your location and climate; how to feed your lawn for the greenest healthiest growth; the right way to weed; how to protect your lawn, plus answers to the most frequently asked lawn care questions, and so much more.

Inside Flap Copy
Jerry Baker puts his expert reputation on the line, and on your lawn, to give you the kind of yard you've always dreamed of. Here is a complete step-by-step guide that will save you time, money, and effort, and give you...


The New How Things Work
John Langone
079226956X
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The New How Things Work updates the original with informative coverage of the objects and ideas that are changing our everyday lives, from DVDs and MP3 music files to plasma screen televisions and wireless internet technology.While most of us are curious about the inner workings of gadgets and machines, we often feel intimidated in our efforts to really understand them. The New How Things Work, a fascinating and clearly written and illustrated volume, uses anecdotal information to help readers understand the mechanisms and principals behind technological wonders, painlessly folding in the basic scientific principles that make each of them work.With chapters including Home, Buildings and Building, Power and Energy, Transportation, Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Tools of Medicine, the book covers every important...


The Florida Lawn Handbook
Laurie Elizabeth Trenholm
0813028027
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Florida Times-Union, February 2, 2005
"[A] great book to help with lawn management."

Jacksonville Magazine, May 2005
"Landscape management information straight from turfgrass experts."


Lawn Care for Dummies
The National Association
0764550772
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
If your neighbors' lawn always resembles a beautiful green carpet while yours looks like something that would cost Tiger Woods several shots, you could use some practical help. Trust the Dummies folks--you really can have a great lawn without breaking your back every weekend, spending a fortune on sod, or poisoning your pets. Lawn Care for Dummies takes you through all the steps: choosing the right grass, planting the seed or laying the sod, installing an irrigation system, fertilizing, aerating, watering, and mowing. It also helps you avoid (or conquer) the Big Three: weeds, pests, and disease. Finally, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow--you get to enjoy your lawn! In the spirit of all Dummies books, there's a list of 10 lawn games at the end. Bocce, anyone?

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American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn
Ted Steinberg
0393060845
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Apartment-dwelling urbanites may be surprised to learn how significant lawn care is to the American economy, generating more than $10 billion in annual sales of pesticides, fertilizers and other products. Steinberg, an environmental historian, is aiming for the grassy equivalent of Fast Food Nation, with one key difference—while people know junk food isn't good for them, they may not be aware that most lawn care products are not only unnecessary but may actually harm soil and turf. He particularly damns the lawnmower industry, revealing how manufacturers "worked tirelessly to mislead the American public" for years in order to avoid the expense of installing safety features that could prevent severed fingers. Steinberg's subjects range from the postwar boom in suburban lawns to contemporary debates over...


Ticks Off! Controlling Ticks That Transmit Lyme Disease on Your Property
Patrick, Ph.D. Guilfoile
0975385607
May 2004
Paperback
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Susan Carol Hauser, Author of Outwitting Ticks
Ticks Off! is a practical and savvy guide for anyone who lives in Lyme Disease country.

David Weld, Executive Director, American Lyme Disease Foundation
A useful reference for homeowners in areas with Lyme Disease.

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Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
R. L. Stine
0439573750
June 2004
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Audio drama is the ideal medium for spooky fun. "Lights Out," "Suspense," "The Whistler," "Inner Sanctum"--these were among the most popular dramatic programs on '40's radio. The mental exercise that audio gives to the imagination has more positive effects on kids than the mind-numbing boob tube. Perhaps that's why, when Disney rereleased some of its postwar kids albums on cassette a few years ago, they were sold out within weeks of hitting the shelves. In this instance, even merely serviceable performance does wonders for Stine's hack writing. Disney has pumped more energy than creativity into the slickly produced title. It's amiable, briskly paced and safe. Neither parents nor their offspring will find any unpleasant shocks here. When you give it to your kids, tell 'em to shut their eyes and give their minds a...


Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports
David R. Mellor
1575041510
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping."
--Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster

Now you can transform your sports field or clubhouse lawn into an envy-grabbing work of optic art. In this book, David Mellor shares the turf mowing and maintenance secrets that have made him one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. Articles about Mellor's work have been published in the New York Times and USA Today, and he is currently the director of grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club. In Picture Perfect, Mellor gives you the benefit of his years of experience along with simple-to-use techniques for creating playing fields that...



Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard
Nick Christians
0696212706
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Comprehensive guide on lawn-care activities published by the world’s leading lawn authority.

Explains better ways to mow, weed, fertilize, troubleshoot, and treat for pests.

Includes information on buying or renting lawn-care equipment and other products.

Inside Flap Copy
With this book, you'll find answers and see results.
* Seeding
* Fertilizing
* Mowing
* Watering
* Aerating
* Problem solving
* Equipment Myths
* Techniques

From the first name in lawns comes the last word on lawn care! Scotts Lawns brings you all the experience and insight of the nation's foremost experts on growing the perfect lawn. Here you'll find the secrets of success for your yard -- you'll have fewer weeds and greener...



Labrador on the Lawn (Animal Ark Series #38)
Ben Baglio
0439684889
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need.Mandy and James are staying with her parents at a vacation house in the Lake District when they spot a mischievous Labrador on the lawn. James's dog, Blackie, is thrilled to have found a friend, but with no identification or collar, how will the Hopes find her owner? And why does she seem so at home in the cottage?


Start & Run a Landscaping Business with CDROM
Joel LaRusic
1551806053
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
* Make a living with your own landscaping business * Work in the great outdoors * Be your own boss * Make money all year round, wherever you live

From the Publisher
If you like working outdoors and enjoy nature, you can start your own profitable landscaping business. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to start from scratch, or for anyone who already works in the landscaping business but would like to strike out on his or her own. Start & Run a Landscaping Business will get you started in the fascinating business of horticulture and landscaping and will prove essential in helping you to shorten the learning curve you have ahead of you. You don’t need to know anything about horticulture just yet. This book will give you the basics of horticulture and landscaping,...


Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs
Cheryl Peck
0446692298
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As is evident from this book's cover-featuring a cat in lime-green glasses and purple wig, posing with its tongue sticking out-Peck's debut collection of humorous personal essays and poems is nothing if not irreverent. Originally self-published for the benefit of her friends, family and cat, these warmhearted reminiscences cover everything from Peck's childhood (when she was driven to be the "first, fastest, loudest and best" and therefore hated by her peers and feared by her four younger siblings) to her experiences as a gay woman of size. In the title story, the 50-something Peck explains how she came to conclude that "no self-respecting fat girl ever really trusts a lawn chair," and in "Wounded in Action," the most hilarious and dramatic entry, she describes her misadventures on the softball field: "I gathered...


Jerry Baker's Green Grass Magic: Tips, Tricks, and Tonics for Growing the Toe-Ticklinest Turf in Town!
Jerry Baker
0922433399
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This definitive lawn-care guide provides professional secrets, seasonal tips, and recipes for homemade fertilizers to improve the attractiveness and health of grass from seed to sod. Insider tips include how to avoid the most common mowing blunders, cure yellow grass with Epsom salts, and bug-proof a lawn with mouthwash. A detailed lawn-care calendar offers season-by-season advice on maintaining a thick, green lawn. Do-it-yourself homeowners, green thumbs, and gardening beginners will benefit from the tested, effective strategies for growing hearty grass using safe, inexpensive, natural products.

About the Author
Jerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials!, Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes, Sensational Spuds, and Mouth-Watering...


Portrait Drawing
Wendon Blake
0823040941
Nov 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
• Simple, straightforward text and clear illustrations let artists master basics fast • Step-by-step illustrations show exactly how to create portraits • 25th anniversary of a classic A classic of simplicity! Portrait Drawing has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the basics and move on to conveying expression and emotion. Ten "demonstrations" show exactly how to put everything together for portraits that are more than the sum of their parts. Easy to understand, easy to use, this 25th Anniversary edition of...


How to Mow the Lawn: The Lost Art of Being a Man
Sam Martin
0760774307
September 2005
Hardcover
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Lawn Care & Gardening: A Down-To-Earth Guide to the Business
Mickey Willis, Kevin Rossi
0963937154
February 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
This is first in a series on how to start and run specific small businesses. Rossi takes the would-be horticultural entrepreneur from such basics as building up an asset, getting customers, collecting money, and securing a license to making a capital investment, marketing, keeping books, advertising, and customer relations. In addition, he provides information on such horticultural concerns as soil, fertilization, and mowing; lawn installation, renovation, and disorders; tools; and pest control; and he covers such topics as estimating and bidding on jobs. The publisher dutifully cautions readers requiring legal or other expert assistance to seek the services of appropriate competent professionals, but otherwise this is an excellent and efficient general guide for beginners. George Cohen --This text refers to an...


How to Make Big Money Mowing Small Lawns
Robert A. Welcome
1568570805
September 1997
Paperback
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