THE HOUSE & GARDEN
THE SMALL LAWN, OLD AND NEW
thousands of anxious inquirers, seeking solution of lawn
difficulties, it would be more than delightful to say
that a fine lawn could be had by very hard wishing, but
honesty compels one to change the words "hard wishing"
to "hard work," in order to keep strictly within the
truth. A well-made lawn is a testimonial to a hustler,
whether the area is small or large.
majority of inquiries about lawn needs come from people
having small places, from a few hundred to a few
thousand feet, and the symptoms described
can be divided into two classes: one where they want to
make grass grow where it has never grown before, and the
other where the call is for information to assist in
restoring old lawns that have petered out. Let us take
up the last condition first.
grass has grown for some years it is conclusive evidence
that there must be soil beneath, which, perhaps because
of neglect, has ceased to supply the nourishment
necessary to maintain the vigor of the sod growing upon
it. As a consequence, weeds gradually creep in and
finally crowd out every blade of