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Grasses are perhaps the most important plant family of all to mankind. They provide us with important cereal crops, food for grazing animals, playing surfaces for most of our sports fields, fresh and dried cut flowers, culinary and perfumery herbs, and are extremely important for building and other construction (i.e. bamboos), particularly across the tropics.

The Growing and Knowing Grasses ebook will explain everything that you need to know about grasses, including the botany, how to cultivate grass, how to use grasses (there are so many uses for grasses) and detailed descriptions of the many different grass varieties. There is also an encyclopedia of Grass-like plants and Grasses. With full colour pictures and descriptions of plants, this ebook is a must-have for gardeners, landscapers, green keeper or home-gardener who wants to broaden their knowledge on different grasses and their uses. Written by John Mason and staff of ACS, the Grasses ebook is 141 pages of wonderful information about Grasses.


Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF GRASSES
The role of grass in the environment
What is grass?
Using ornamental grasses for effect

CHAPTER 2 BOTANY OF GRASSES
Structure of a typical grass
Ways to identify grasses
Description of grasses
Grass terminology

CHAPTER 3 CULTIVATION OF GRASSES
Turf grasses
Amenity grasses
Crop production
Soils and grass
Soil preparation for ornamental grasses
Fertilising grasses
Pruning grasses
Propagation of grasses
Division
Seeds
Sowing turf seed
Sodding/instant turf
Other propagation methods
Stolonizing
Sprigging
Plugging
Cuttings
Managing pests and diseases
Some important grass pest and disease problems:

CHAPTER 4 HOW WE USE GRASSES
Landscaping with grasses
Grasses for turf
Grasses as animal feed
Other uses for grasses
Human food
For making tools and equipment
Fuel
Building materials
Problems with grasses
Grasses as weeds
Grasses and human allergies
Grasses for landscaping
Bamboos
Landscape use of bamboos
Turf grass varieties
Bent grasses
Rye grasses
Fescues
Blue grasses
Other grasses
Major warm season lawn grasses
Couches
Zoysia grasses
Carpet grasses
Paspalums
Other important grasses

CHAPTER 5 GRASS LIKE PLANTS
A-Z of ornamental grass-like plants

CHAPTER 6 GRASS ENCYCLOPEDIA
A-Z of some ornamental grasses

APPENDIX


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