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USDA Home and Garden Publications - 00000051
Revised - 05/19/03

Better Lawns, Establishment, Maintenance, Renovation, Lawn Problems, Grasses

Harper, John C.
Hein, M. A
Crops Research Division
Home and Garden Bulletin 51, USDA, 1957.
36 pages
Issued March 1957
Slightly revised December 1957 (Fil. 1)

Harper, John C.
Hein, M. A.
Juska, F. V.
Crops Research Division
36 pages
Revised November 1962 (Fil. 2)
Slightly revised June 1964 (Fil. 3)
Slightly revised August 1966 (Fil. 4)
Slightly revised November 1968 (Fil. 5)
Revised July 1971 (Fil. 6)

Plant Genetics and Germplasm Institute
Agricultural Research Service
Revised May 1974 (Fil. 7)
Revised October 1975 (Fil. 8)

Plant Genetics and Germplasm Institute
Science and Education Administration
Revised April 1978 (Fil. 9)

Supersedes Farmer's Bulletin 1677, Planting and Care of
Lawns, and Leaflet 281, Pointers on Making Good Lawns.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current

The publication describes how to prepare the planting area
and planting the lawn. Maintaining the lawn and dealing with
lawn problems are also discussed. A short section describes
ground cover plants that can be used as an alternative to
turf. Pesticide recommendations are not current and should
not be used.

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