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Lawns in the Landscape

 
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You can have a beautiful lawn with the help of this award-winning program. Lawns in the Landscape shows you how to design, install and maintain a beautiful lawn using either seed or sod. This program was created not only for students and employees, but also for gardening enthusiasts who want to learn more about residential landscaping. Running time: 33 minutes.  

 

Widely used in the classroom to illustrate landscaping and horticulture concepts, it is divided into concise, easy-to-understand segments and was reviewed by a panel of teachers for accuracy. 

 

 

Lawns in the Landscape shows you:  

  • The history of lawns

  • Advantages and disadvantages of lawns

  • Common types of turfgrass

  • Lawn design and selection criteria

  • How to prepare a lawn planting area

  • How to install a lawn by seed

  • How to install a lawn by sod

  • Basic lawn maintenance requirements.  

 
Your host, Don Marquardt, ASLA, has taught Landscape Architecture Professional Certificate Courses at UCLA Extension for twenty-seven years. A licensed landscape architect with experience in both public and private residential landscape projects, Don recently retired as Parks Superintendent for Culver City, California. A printed glossary of landscaping terms is included. Other programs in this series cover landscape design, plant selection and installation, perennial gardening, and plant propagation techniques.
 
Winner of these awards: Aegis Award, Telly Award, Communicator Award of Distinction
 
"…Whether you use seed or sod, plant in the sun or shade, live in a warm or cold climate, your lawn needs are reviewed and clearly explained…recommended…" Library Journal
 
"Well organized…informative program…" Booklist

 

 

Lawns in the Landscape
 
Library Journal

"Whether you use seed or sod, plant in the sun or shade, live in a warm or cold climate, your lawns needs are reviewed and clearly explained... recommended..."

Lawns in the Landscape is an extremely informative lesson on lawn care. Landscape architect (Don) Marquardt does an excellent job of presenting the material while answering the question "Do I really need a lawn?" Whether you use seed or sod, plant in the sun or shade, live in a warm or cold climate, your lawns needs are reviewed and clearly explained. Demonstrations of soil preparation, seeding, and turf installation are simple but instructive. The visual elements are well done and professional. This video would be useful in vocational programs and is recommended for all public library gardening collections.
 
BookList
 
"Well organized... the informative program covers the preparation and planting of lawns, whether though seeding or sod installation."
 
After weighing the pros and cons of maintaining a lawn and suggesting possible alternatives, a landscape architect explains the common categories of turf grass. The camera focuses in on examples of several varieties of cool and warm season grasses and the program discusses various criteria to consider, including climate, geography, sunlight, lawn use, soil type, and irrigation needs. Tilling machines, lawns mowers, and seed spreaders are demonstrated, and other topics such as watering, fertilizing and mowing are carefully addressed as well. Well organized with section headings, labels and maps, the informative program covers the preparation and planting of lawns, whether though seeding or sod installation.
 

Lawns in the Landscape

 

Telly Awards Bronze

 

Aegis Awards Finalist

Communicator Award of Distinction