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This definitive lawn-care guide provides professional secrets, seasonal tips, and recipes for homemade fertilizers to improve the attractiveness and health of grass from seed to sod. Insider tips include how to avoid the most common mowing blunders, cure yellow grass with Epsom salts, and bug-proof a lawn with mouthwash. A detailed lawn-care calendar offers season-by-season advice on maintaining a thick, green lawn. Do-it-yourself homeowners, green thumbs, and gardening beginners will benefit from the tested, effective strategies for growing hearty grass using safe, inexpensive, natural products.