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Turf Books Available for Arki-Tec

 

Price: $16.95 + shipping and handling
Edition: Paperback
Length: 224 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
IBSN: 0071468609
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Book Description

How simple lawn improvements can help increase the value of a home by as much as 15 percent Every home owner wants a beautiful lawn: thick, healthy grass, carefully manicured to reflect pride of ownership. It's appealing to the eye, and it can increase the value of a property by as much as 15 percent. Not just another home and garden coffee table book, this guide gives you solid solutions and a one-stop resource on how to plan, plant, and maintain a magnificent lawn. Written by an author with more than 15 years in the turfgrass industry and packed with checklists, illustrations, and at-a-glance information, Tips Traps for Growing and Maintaining the Perfect Lawn covers all the essentials:

About the Author: Rodney Johns (Canton, MO) was employed in the golf course maintenance business for 10 years prior to opening Arki-Tec Landscaping and Sales Company, LLC in 1995. He has many years of professional experience in the turfgrass industry and serves on various advisory boards in both industry and academia.


Price: $89.95 + shipping and handling
Edition: Hardcover
Length: 576 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
IBSN: 0071410082
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP TURFGRASS LOOKING ITS BEST!

Whether it's used as a football field, a golf course, or a suburban slice of heaven, turfgrass presents unique challenges to those charged with maintaining it. That's why if caring for lawns is part of your work -- or if you just want to make your yard stand out from the rest -- McGraw-Hill's Turfgrass Installation, Management, and Maintenance can help you do it right.

Written with insight by a leading landscaping professional, this fully illustrated guide examines every aspect of turf establishment and maintenance, offering practical solutions to a multitude of problems and situations. Included is comprehensive coverage of:

  • Grass species
  • Turf establishment and maintenance
  • Soil types
  • Pest management
  • Pesticide application
  • And much, much more!

Written with enough detail to satisfy the seasoned professional -- and yet still easily understood by the beginner -- Turfgrass Installation, Management, and Maintenance gives you the facts you need to keep things growing smoothly.

Includes:

  • Soils
  • Plant Biology
  • Turf Grass Species
  • Cultural Practices
  • Turf Establishment
  • Pesticide Application
  • Pest Management
  • Business Management Practices
  • Out on the Golf Course
  • Golf Greens
  • Turf in the Landscape
  • Commercial Lawn Care
  • Homeowner Lawn Care
  • Careers in Turf Grass

About the Author: Rodney Johns (Canton, MO) was employed in the golf course maintenance business for 10 years prior to opening Arki-Tec Landscaping and Sales Company, LLC in 1995. He has many years of professional experience in the turfgrass industry and serves on various advisory boards in both industry and academia.


Price: $89.95 + shipping and handling
Edition: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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A ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR KEEPING TURFGRASS ALIVE, THRIVING, AND PEST-FREE!

For those charged with maintaining turfgrass, the most daunting challenge in their work is the proper use of pesticides and chemicals. Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides delivers all the practical guidance necessary to use pesticides safely, effectively, and efficiently.

Beginning with the history of pesticide use in groundskeeping, this indispensable volume covers basic chemical and pesticide principles -- including their basic properties and how to interpret the complex technical information that accompanies them. You also get:

  • Hundreds of informative illustrations, charts, and photographs
  • Coverage of pesticide use and control
  • Laws and regulations governing use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Weeds commonly found in turf and landscape
  • Descriptions of the three primary pesticide groups: herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides
  • Glossary
  • And much, much more!

Book Description

A professional book for chemical and pesticide applications in turf and landscapes. The book will start with a history of chemical and pesticide use in this industry and follow the technological progression that has occurred through the 20th century to the present.

The book covers the basic principles and properties of chemicals and pesticides as well as the interpretation of the often detailed technical information that accompanies this material.

Practical discussions of the three primary pesticide groups, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, will be supplemented with a chapter on additional chemicals used in the industry. The body of the text will be summed up through detailed but practical discussions of proper application strategies and strategies for responsible chemical use and pest management.

Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides will offer both sufficient background for the reader to understand the basis for using chemicals and pesticides in turf and landscape and the relevant detail needed to execute the application from start to finish. The book will also provide the rationale for and the information needed to develop pest control and chemical management strategies for immediate use in the turf and landscape industry.

A great resource for professionals in lawn care and maintenance; for golf course superintendents; or professional landscape designers.


Price: $89.95 + shipping and handling
Edition: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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GOLF COURSE TURF MANAGEMENT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL

If your job requires keeping a golf course way above par for hackers, duffers, and pros, this is an essential reference you'll need on hand at all times.

Written with great insight by a trio of longstanding groundskeepers, Golf Course Turf Management addresses specific areas of the course -- greens, tees, fairway, and more -- and provides practical tips on how to maintain each effectively and efficiently. The book also includes:

  • Hundreds of informative illustrations
  • Coverage of pest control and irrigation
  • Laws and regulations governing use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Construction methods
  • Turf establishment and maintenance
  • And much, much more!

Plus, you get detailed discussions on a host of key issues --communication, labor, budgets, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association. No matter if you're a golf course superintendent, a member of the grounds personnel, or a lawn care professional, Golf Course Turf Management will help you do your job more effectively.

Book Description

Inspired by the author's long-running seminar "Golf Course Maintenance for the Club Manager," this reference offers a wealth of common sense, practical solutions and tips to golf course superintendents and other turf management professionals.

Incorporating life experiences from a career spanning over three decades, this easily-understood resource:

  • Is packed with charts, tables, photographs, and line illustrations
  • Addresses specific areas such as greens, tees, fairways, cart paths, and water hazards--and the maintenance they require
  • Covers pest control and irrigation
  • Discusses construction methods
  • Fully explains the essential topic of turf establishment and what it takes to keep it beautiful
  • Examines "non-green" issues such as labor, budgets, and communications
  • Is of value to everyone in the field--including superintendents, grounds personnel, athletic field managers, landscape architects, and students

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