The author of Modern Lawn Care: The Complete Guide to a Happy & Healthy Lawn, David Hedges-Gower is Gardener’s World Lawn Expert and National Trust advisor. This book is a true specialist guide dedicated to the domestic lawn.
It contains literally everything you need to know to create the perfect lawn for your needs. That could be a utility lawn, doubling as a football pitch for the children or a luxury lawn the envy of your neighbours.
It’s easy to digest being broken down into manageable sections such as lawn problems which are further broken down into weed control, moss, common diseases, pest control and repairing problem areas.
There are a couple of month by month planning guides, one for the utility lawn and one for the luxury bowling green lawn.
It’s full of full-colour photographs which clarify the text and inspire you to improve your lawn to the same standards.
What I really liked about this book is that it is realistic. The author accepts and caters for those of us who just want a green play area and don’t have the time or the energy to produce something the local bowling club would need. On the other hand, if you want a bowling green, he explains how to achieve it and keep it that way.
In a nutshell
A useful addition to every gardener’s bookshelf, well worth buying.