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Renovating The Old Lawn
WHAT can I do to my lawn to make it fresh and velvety again? This, in some form or other, is the question that is asked by 90 per cent. of all who take an interest in their gardens and wish to keep the general appearance at par.
How To Make A Lawn
Indeed, the aim should be to lay out the lawn, roughly as to outline but complete as to the preparation of the soil, a year before the building contractors arrive.
Lawns And Economical Grading
The ideal lawn, except it be less than a quarter of an acre, is of a gently rolling con-tour, rather than a perfect levelóNature does not, as a rule, lay down her surfaces in absolute levels.
Which Is Better - Turf Or Seed?
THERE are two methods by which a lawn may be established, by turf or by seed. As to which of these shall be adopted must be decided by the special circumstances in each case.
Lawn Care - Fine Art Of Mowing, Rolling, Watering
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 vigour because the lawn is established.
How To Feed A Lawn
But the lawn is too often neglected. The grass is a permanent crop and really needs richer feeding than many of the vegetable crops. The ground cannot be cultivated after the grass is growing, but it can, and must, be thoroughly enriched before.
Lawn Care - Solving The Weed Problem
UNLESS a lawn is maintained in its highest efficiency, and the growth of the grass continuously stimulated, weeds will creep in.
Truth About Lawn Mixtures
THOUGH each of the lawn seed mixtures of the reputable seed stores may be distinct from all the others, yet the differences are those of degree and not kind.
Lawns - Seed Mixtures For Special Purposes
FROM the statements made in the foregoing chapter it will be seen that no one grass, nor one combination of several grasses, is equally adapted for all soils and all situations.
Lawns For Subtropical Regions
IN THE Southern States, and where sub-tropical conditions prevail, the problem of lawn making differs from that which is met in the Northern States.
Best Lawn Tools And Their Use
THE essential tools for making and maintaining a lawn are comparatively few. The possible tools are many.
How To Make Lawn Pictures
CLOSELY associated with the making of the lawn is the planting around it. So close indeed is this association that the term lawn has become significant of the general outlook of the grass and shrubbery effect.
Requirements Of Putting Greens
A PUTTING GREEN differs fundamentally from a lawn; the only association of the two lies in the fact that both consist of grass. The golfer demands a green upon which the ball may be played with the same delicacy and precision of touch as the billiard player seeks in the bed of his table.
Orchard Trees - Hackberries
Fifty or sixty tropical and temperate-zone species of hackberries include two North American trees which have considerable value for shade and ornamental planting.
Orchard Trees - Mulberries
The mulberry family includes fifty-five genera and nearly a thousand species of temperate-zone and tropical plants. The genus ficus alone includes six hundred species.
Orchard Trees - Figs
The genus ficus belongs to all tropical countries, and this remarkable range accounts for the sit hundred different species botanists have identified. The rubber plant, popular in this country as a pot and tub plant, is one of the best-known species.
Orchard Trees - Papaws
The leaves of this papaw contain, in their abundant sap, a solvent, papain, which has the property of destroying the connective tissue in meats. They are bruised by the natives and tough meat, wrapped closely in them, becomes tender in a few hours.
Orchard Trees - Pond Apples
The pond apple (Anna glabra, Linn.) is our only representative of its genus that reaches tree form and size, and it is the second of our native custard-apples.
Orchard Trees - Persimmons
Our native persimmons are being used as stock upon which to graft the exotics. A distinct addition to the fruits of this country has thus been made and the public is fast learning to enjoy the luscious, wholesome Japanese persimmons.
Pod Bearing Trees
Whenever we see blossoms of the sweet-pea type on a tree or pods of the same type as the pea's swinging from the twigs, we may be sure that we are looking at a member of the pod-bearing family, leguminosae, to which herbaceous and woody plants both belong.
Pod Bearing Trees - Acacias, Or Wattles
Australia has contributed to southern California's tree flora a large number of forms of the acacia tribe, shrubs and trees of great variety and beauty of flowers and ever-green foliage. They are hardy and perfectly at home, and are planted in such profusion as to be the commonest of all street and ornamental trees.
Pod Bearing Trees - Misc. Species
The mesquite or honey pod is one of the wonderful plants of the arid and semi-arid regions from Colorado and Utah to Texas and southern California. At best it is a tree sixty feet high along the rivers of Arizona.
Trees With Winged Seeds - Maples, Ashes, Elms
The signs by which we may know a member of the maple family are two: opposite, simple leaves, palmately veined and lobed; and fruits in the form of paired samaras, compressed and drawn out into large thin wings.
Trees With Winged Seeds - Ashes
Few large trees in our American woods have their leaves set opposite upon the twig. Still fewer of the trees with compound leaves show this arrangement. Consult the first broad-leaved tree you meet, and the chances are that its leaves are set alternately upon the twigs.
Trees With Winged Seeds - Elms
Elms of sixteen distinct species are native to boreal and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with this single exception : western North America is without a representative.
Cone Bearing Evergreens
The cone-bearers, or conifers, are a distinct race that we commonly call evergreens. They include pines, hemlocks, spruces, firs, sequoias, cypresses, cedars, and junipers.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Pines
In a forest of needle-leaved evergreens it is perfectly easy to distinguish the pines by their leaves. Look along the twigs and you will find the needles arranged in bundles, with a papery, enclosing sheath at the base.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Spruces
The distinguishing mark of spruce trees is the woody or horny projection on which the leaf is set. Look at the twigs of a tree which you think may be a fir or a spruce.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Firs
All fir trees hold their ripe cones erect. No other family with large cones has this striking characteristic. All the rest of the conifers have pendent cones, except the small-fruited cypresses and arbor-vitaes.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Douglas Spruce
The Douglas spruce (Pseudotsuga mucronata, Sudw.), ranks with the giant arbor-vitaes, firs, and sequoias in the forests of the Pacific Coast. Thousands of square miles of pure forest of this species occur in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
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