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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Barron, Leonard
Monograph Title:Lawns and How to Make Them: Together With the Proper Keeping of Putting Greens, 1906.
# of Pages:211
Publishing Information:Garden City, New York; New York, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company
Collation:[6], 174 pp., xxxi plates
Series:The Garden Library
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lawn turf; Establishment; Golf greens
Dutch Turfgrass Research Foundation Keywords: 208-C; Golf courses; Construction; Maintenance; USA; Monograph
Abstract/Contents:Suggests that anyone can "establish a respectable and adequate greensward in any sort of soil where grass can be made to grow." Includes: Renovating the Old Lawn (English Lawns Impossible; and The New Fallacy); How to Make a Lawn Once for All (Making a Good Soil; and Grow a Farm Crop); Economical Grading (Getting a Grade; Sequence of Operations; Levelling Made Easy; Filling Around Trees; Underdrainage; and Importing Top Soil); Which is Better: Turf or Seed? (Advantages of Turf; Facts Against Turfing; A Comparison of Costs; Laying Sods; When to Sow; The Art of Sowing; and Thick or Thin Seeding?); The Fine Art of Mowing, Rolling, and Watering (Attention the First Year; Rolling Old Lawns; When to Mow; Leave or Remove the Clippings?; The Ideal Mowing Day; The Fallacy of Sprinkling; and The Right Way to Water); How to Feed a Lawn (Dressing the New Lawn; Manuring in Winter; Weeds and Organic Manures; Spring Top Dressings; Long Lasting Fertilisers; Wood Ashes and Lime; and Tobacco Stems); Solving the Weed Problem: Insects, Etc. (Dig Out These Weeds; The Result of Sour Soil; The Worst Weed of All; Other Weed Grasses; When to Dig Weeds; A Use for Poultry; Insects that Bother Most; Earth Worms and Their Casts; The Mole; and Fairy Rings and Other Fungi); The Truth About 'Lawn Mixtures' (For Shaded Places; On Sandy Soil; Other Special Features; Shall I Add Clover?; Buying the Seed; and What to Avoid); Seed Mixtures for Special Purposes (A Practical Formula; Adapting to Peculiar Conditions (Mixture for Shaded Places; Mixture for Terrace and Slopes; Mixture for Putting Green; Mixture for the Fair Green; Mixture for Sandy Soils; Mixture for Seaside Lawns; Mixture for Clay Soils; Mixture for Wet and Bottom Lands; and Mixture for Hill Tops); and Special Notes of Interest); Lawns for Subtropical Regions (A Hardier Bermuda Grass; St. Augustine Grass for Florida; The Korean Lawn Grass; and How Southern California Got Its Lawn Plants); The Best Lawn Tools and Their Use (For Cutting; Weight of Roller; Weeding Aids; Edging and Trimming Tools; The Hose and Its Care; and The Neglected Scythe); How to Make Lawn Pictures (Open and Belt Plantings; The Secluded Garden; Landscape in the City Lot; Grass Walks; Making Flower Beds; How to Shape the Beds; The Making of Curves; Obstacles and Curves; and Planting Groups of Trees); The Peculiar Requirements of Putting Greens (Spring Work; Feeding; Watering; Mowing and Rolling; and Getting Rid of Worms); Guide to the Best Lawn Grasses; and Index.
Dutch Turfgrass
Research Foundation
Abstract
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THE main hope in this book is that it will result in more and better suburban gardens. I believe this volume is the first that has ever been written treating the making and maintenance of the ornamental lawn from a purely practical standpoint. Its purpose is to enable anyone to establish a respectable and adequate greensward in any sort of soil where grass can be made to grow.
Library of Congress
Subject Headings:
Lawns; Grasvelden
ISBN:054867101X
1332335845
ISBN-13:9780548671016
9781332335848
Language:English
References:0
See Also:See also later edition, Lawn Making: Together with the Proper Keeping of Putting Greens, 1923, R=37350. R=37350

See also later facsimile edition, Lawns and How to Make Them: Together with the Proper Keeping of Putting Greens, 2007, R=304131. R=304131
Note:Reprinted in 1909, 1910, and 1914
1910 and 1914 reprints appear in variant covers and Series information, sometimes matching the 1906. Some have an embossed tree design on the cover and spine (sometimes black on gray and sometimes dark green on a greenish background).
Reprinted in 2015 as a classic reprint by Forgotton Books
Cover and spine title: Lawns
Credit for photographs given to H. E. Angell, N. R. Graves, H. Troth, U. S. Department of Agriculture, L. Barron, and J. Horace McFarland Co.
"Published, October, 1906"
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Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"This is the first major book written specifically about the establishment and culture of lawns in the United States. It is a must for all collectors of historical turfgrass books. Surprisingly, this earliest of lawn books addresses both cool-season and warm-season turfgrasses of the United States. It includes a short chapter on putting greens written by golfer Walter J. Travis. The chapter subject titles include the following:

I. Renovating the Old Lawn
II. How to Make a Lawn Once for All
III. Economical Grading
IV. Which is Better: Turf or Seed?
V. The Fine Art of Mowing, Rolling, and Watering
VI. How to Feed a Lawn
VII. Solving the Weed Problem: Insects, etc.
VIII. The Truth about Lawn Mixtures
IX. Seed Mixtures for Special Purposes
X. Lawns for Subtropical Regions
XI. The Best Lawn Tools and Their Use
XII. How to Make Lawn Pictures
XIII. The Peculiar Requirements of Putting Greens
XIV.
Guide to the Best Lawn Grasses

In the Chapter IV title, the term turf refers to sodding as compared to seeding. This pioneering, practically oriented book must have made an important educational contribution in its time, as evidenced by the number of reprintings. It contains many interesting photographs that represent some of the earliest pictorials published, including a unique photograph of a steam-driven, riding lawn mower weighing more than 1,000 pounds (454 kg). The philosophies of turfgrass lawn culture, especially the use of rolling and hand scythes, in the United States during the early 1900s were represented by the following:

Rolling, mowing, and watering are the three essential details which require attention every year, and they must be carried out thoroughly year after year, without any sort of lessened vigore because the lawn is established. The whole object and aim of the after attention is to secure a uniform sod and even texture over the entire surface of the lawn. Nothing conduces more to the maintenance of perfect condition in the lawn than persistent and early rolling each year; not that rolling should be omitted any time during the season, but it is especially necessary in the early spring. Just as soon as the ground becomes workable and the grass starts into growth the whole surface should be thoroughly rolled again and again to effectively overcome the loosening effects of the freezing and thawing of winter. Top dressings of good garden loam rich fertiliser is not indicated and rolling again and again will accomplish wonders. It is hardly possible to make the surface of the lawn too compact by this process. A roller which will exert a pressure of a thousand or even fifteen hundred pounds will not be too heavy. Just because so few people nowadays understand its manipulation, the scythe the ideal cutting instrument has fallen into disuse. For newly made lawns it is infinitely superior to the lawn mower as it cuts without tearing, without pulling. And a lawn mowed by an expert shows no signs whatever of having been cut. The inevitable streakiness which follows the use of the lawn mower operated in different directions is not seen after the scythe is used. Another advantage of this instrument is that the depth at which it will cut can be graded to a nicety, and there is no necessity to follow it up with trimming shears because it can be used in the sharpest corners." p. 156-157
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Specialty turfgrass books/monographs
See Also:Other items relating to: Classic Reads in Turf

Other items relating to: Turf books online
Quotable quotes"Forming the foreground of some nature picture, the lawn fulfils its greatest mission, and is the greatest achievement of the landscape gardener's art. The smooth velvety greensward is a harmonious accent in the general colour scheme, unifying the nearby trees and shrubbery with the distant view. Should we not, therefore, make it with solicitous care?"
"I believe this volume is the first that has ever been written treating the making and maintenance of the ornamental lawn from a purely practical standpoint."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Barron, Leonard. 1906. Lawns and How to Make Them: Together With the Proper Keeping of Putting Greens. [6], 174 pp., xxxi plates. Garden City, New York; New York, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company.
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