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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Sanders, Thomas William
Author Affiliation:F.L.S., F.R.H.S., Knight of the First Class of the Royal Order, Wasa, Sweden, Editor, "Amateur Gardening" and "Farm and Garden,", Author, "The Flower Garden," "Encyclopedia of Gardening," "Alphabet of Gardening," "Amateur's Greenhouse," "Bulbs and their Cultivation," and "Vegetables and their Cultivation."
Monograph Title:Lawns and Greens: Their Formation and Management: Garden, Tennis and Croquet Lawns, Bowling and Golf Greens, Cricket Grounds, Grass Paths, etc., 1909.
# of Pages:148
Publishing Information:London, England: W.H. & L. Collingridge
Collation:138, [10] pp.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Establishment; Bowling greens; Cricket tables; Tennis courts; Croquet courts; Lawn turf; Golf courses; Rolling; Scything; Horse boots; Manures
Dutch Turfgrass Research Foundation Keywords: 208-C; Golf courses; Lawns and turf; Sward renovation; Maintenance; Monograph
Abstract/Contents:Includes: Forewords; Formation of Lawns (Soils and Their Treatment; Drainage; Preparing and Levelling Sites; Turf Versus Seed; Seeds for Lawns; Seed Sowing; and Turf Laying); Management of Lawns (Mowing Lawns; Rolling Lawns; Watering Lawns; Renovating Lawns; Manures for Lawns; Lawn Pests; and Lawn Weeds); Tennis Lawns, Greens, etc. (Tennis and Croquet Lawns; Bowling Greens; Cricket Grounds; Golf Greens; and Grass Paths and Steps); Appliances (Lawn Mowers; Garden Rollers; Tools and Appliances; and Miscellaneous Data); Index; and [List of] Illustrations.
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The chief charm of a garden lies in its beautiful lawn. In no other country do we meet with such velvety turf, and of such a delightfully pleasing green tint, as in the gardens of the British Isles. This fact is at once apparent to foreigners, especially those from arid climes, on first visiting these shores. British gardeners, therefore, naturally feel proud of their unique possession, and spare no pains or care in maintaining it in the highest degree of perfection.
Library of Congress
Subject Headings:
Lawns; Golf courses; Lawns -- Handbooks, manuals, etc; Bowling greens -- Maintenance and repair; Cricket grounds -- Maintenance and repair; Golf courses -- Maintenance; Cricket grounds -- Maintenance and repair; Golf courses -- Maintenance
See Also:See also 2nd edition, [1911], R=33315 R=33315

See also 3rd edition, [1920], R=19677 R=19677
Note:Pictures, b/w
Final 10 pages are advertisements
Spine title is "Lawns."
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"This truly rare book is a must for collectors of historical turfgrass books. This handbook on turfgrass culture is oriented to the practitioner, with emphasis on lawns. One of the early books to encompass cricket grounds, bowling greens, lawn tennis, and croquet courts as well as lawns and golf courses. Subjects addressed included grass steps, horse boots, manures, rolling, scything, and worming. The chapters on cricket grounds and golf greens were authored by J.C. Newsham, Headmaster of the Farm School, Old Basing, Basingstoke. The book is organized in four parts with chapter subject titles as follows:

Part I. Formation of Lawns
I. Soils and Their Treatment
II. Drainage
III. Preparing and Leveling Sites
IV. Turf versus Seeds
V. Seeds for Lawns
VI. Seed Sowing
VII. Turf Laying

Part II. Management of Lawns
I. Mowing Lawns
II. Rolling Lawns
III. Watering Lawns
IV. Renovating Lawns
Manures for Lawns
VI. Lawn Pests
VII. Lawn Weeds

Part III. Tennis Lawns, Greens, etc.
I. Tennis and Croquet Lawns
II. Bowling Greens
III. Cricket Grounds
IV. Golf Greens
V. Grass Paths and Steps

Part IV. Appliances
I. Lawn Mowers
II. Garden Rollers
III. Tools and Appliances
IV. Miscellaneous Data

In 1910 Thomas Sanders made the following observations about the contributions of lawn mowers in England:

For upwards of seventy years, at least, the mowing machine has played an important part in the maintenance and success of the lawn, the lovely, velvety turf of which has long been one of the chief charms of a wellordered British garden. Prior to its introduction, our forebears had to rely upon that useful, but nevertheless by no means easy, tool to handle - the scythe. In those days to be able to use and sharpen a scythe successfully was regarded as no mean accomplishment. Moreover, its use meant early rising, in order to cut the grass whilst its blades were succulent and covered with dew, the only period in the day when it was possible to mow evenly and quickly. Mowing by scythe was therefore a laborious and costly business, and only those of ample means could indulge in the luxury of a lawn. When the mowing machine superseded the scythe, and rival manufacturers had succeeded in improving its mechanism and reducing its cost, then the desire for adding the charming feature of a lawn to the garden became more general, with the result that to-day even the smallest garden is not considered perfect without its patch of turf. The mowing machine may, indeed, claim to have accomplished more for the beauty and charm of a garden than any other appliance in existence. There is no lack of diversity in form, in size, and in cost among modern mowing machines. They can be obtained to suit the strength of a youth or a lady, the more powerful muscles of a man or two men, or a donkey, pony, or horse, or the superior force of a motor engine; and the range of prices is equally variable, the cheapest being available at a guinea, and the most expensive - the motor type - costing upward of £150. The cheapest type is mostly of American manufacture, and not so durable or easily repairable as those of British make at a slightly enhanced cost." p. 329-330
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Beard Rarity Statement:Truly rare
Beard Special Note:Identified by James B Beard in Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf (2014) as being old and rare based on his experience.
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Quotable quotes"The chief charm of a garden lies in its beautiful lawn."
"Since the introduction of the mowing machine, that good and valuable old implement, the scythe, has, unfortunately, fallen very much into disuse."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Sanders, Thomas William. 1909. Lawns and Greens: Their Formation and Management: Garden, Tennis and Croquet Lawns, Bowling and Golf Greens, Cricket Grounds, Grass Paths, etc.. 1st. ed. 138, [10] pp. London, England: W.H. & L. Collingridge.
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