Title: Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Jönsson-Rose, Nils
Subjects: Gardening Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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ort (Armaria), wild thyme (Thymusserpyllum—Thymus chamcedrys) and creeping leadwort(Plumbago larpt ntce). The following is an excellent lawn-grass mixture forordinary use: two parts English rye grass, one partKentucky blue, and one part red-top; for moist ground:one part English rye grass, two parts Kentucky blue, onepart smaller meadow grass, one part meadow fox-tail(Alopecuruspratensis), and one part spring grass; for dry HI.k Xawn. in ground: one part English rye grass, two parts hard fescue,two parts red-top, one part tufted hair-grass, and one parteach of bent and crested grass; for shady positions: onepart orchard grass, two parts wood meadow grass, one partbent grass, and one part Milium eftusum, with a goodadmixture of harebell and other fine-leaved and tuftedflowers. To all these mixtures may be added a smallquantity of white clover. The different seeds which varygreatly in size must be thoroughly mixed before sowing.One acre of ground requires fifty or sixty pounds to make
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FIQ. 59.-LAWN WITH ROUNDED SURFACE. a good lawn, or in smaller areas a pound and a half to ahundred square yards—a plot of land ten yards by ten. If the lawn has been properly made and the weather isfavorable, the grass will soon grow and require cuttingThe first cutting should he done with a sharp scythe, ascarefully as possible, after which a good rolling is bene-ficial. Watering or sprinkling when needed should be donein a thorough manner ; no merely superficial sprinkling willbenefit the srrass. The watering is best done bv means oflawn-sprinklers, and the water pipes should be laid so as toadmit of easy access to all parts of the lawn and garden. When the lawn after some time becomes worn and im-poverished, dressings of artificial manures thinly sown over Ubc Xawn. the surface in spring, or dressings of stable manure late infall, will be needed. Blood and bone, fish guano, bone dust,and nitrate of soda are among the best for this purpose,and should be applied in spring after th
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