Title: Lawns and How to Make Them: Together With the Proper Keeping of Putting Greens
Author: Leonard Barron
Description: First edition, first printing (October, 1906). Grass-green boards stamped in gilt and dark green. Rear board shows significant soiling from moisture. Some pages have a tide mark in the top margin (primarily the first few pages and the final forty or so pages). 31 plates with photographs (including frontispiece with tissue guard). 174 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
A practical guide to creating and maintaining lawns and golfing greens. Lawns and How to Make Them was the third volume published by Doubleday, Page & Company in their Garden Library series. Conents: Renovating the Old Lawn; How to Make a Lawn Once and For All; Economical Grading; Which is Better: Turf or Seed?; The Fine Art of Mowing, Rolling, and Watering; How to Feed a Lawn; Solving the Weed Problem, Insects, etc.; The Truth about "Lawn Mixtures"; Seed Mixtures for Special Purposes; Laws for Subtropical Regions; The Best Lawn Tools and Their Use; How to Make Lawn Pictures; The Peculiar Requirements of Putting Greens; Guide to the Best Lawn Grasses; Index.
Leonard Barron (1868-1938) was an English horticulturist who immigrated to the United States in 1894. He was a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, the American Institute of Horticulture, the New York Horticultural Society, the Torrey Botanical Club, and the American Rose Society. He served as the editor of The Garden Magazine and The American Home magazine. The large hybrid tea rose, the Rose Leonard Barron (1931), was named for him.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Place: New York
Keywords: golf, golfing, golf courses, history, greens, grass, greenskeeper, groundskeeper, lawn care, horticulture,
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