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New books

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Propdoc, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. Propdoc

    Propdoc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Now that the season has slowed down a bit, has anyone read any good books concerning the business lately? Also while I'm at what's you guys favorite book over all about the business. In other words if you were stranded on an island and if there was one book you could have....
  2. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    How about, "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy" by Richard Maybury.
  3. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    picture perfect. a little small and costly but worth it.
  4. Rodney Johns

    Rodney Johns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Maunual of Woody Landscape plants.
    Bible of the landscape industry

    Turfgrass Management by Turgeon
    Bible of turf maintainance
  5. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Manual of Woody Landscape Plants--Dirr
    Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants---Still
    Master Gardner Manuals--County Extension Agent
  6. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Dune by Frank Herbert (ha ha ha ha)

  7. Propdoc

    Propdoc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Excellent book Sheppard, but not exactly what I had in mind. The closest that Dune has in common with lawn care is coming up with a pesticide for those desert slug thingies. So far, I haven't seen any here in Arkansas.
  8. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Sure you've seen that slug. He got elected to the White House (twice!). The American voter found the pesticide.

  9. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 214

    "Turfgrass Management by Turgeon
    Bible of turf maintainance"

    I have read Turgeon a bit, and find it lacking somewhat. I wish I could find a better text on tuft.:(

    My favorite read to get to sleep at night is "Botanical Latin" by Stearns. Puts me to sleep quickly.:eek:

    Best read for me is "Truf Irrigation" by Choate.:)

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