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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 110 (76)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 110
Page 110

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 110

ing red fescue. Special purpose grasses are rough stalked meadow and Canada bluegrass. Clover is not a grass and does not belong in a lawn seed mixture, but if it is really desired, no more than five per cent of white clovor seed should be used.

On "show" areas only, sow per 1,000 SQuare feet, four pounds of Chewings or red fescue, one pound of Kentucky bluegrass, and one pound of rye grass.

On play and foot trafi'ic areas, sow a seed mixture having eight parts of Chewings or red fescue, one part Colonial bent, and one part rye grass, with the parts mixed by weight.

On vehicle traffic areas, Sow a mixture of Chewings and Sheepis fescue or red fescue, on equal parts by weight.


These recommendations are for the northern half of the United States and southern Canada. In the southern section of the United States, or in locations with similar climatic conditions, a base of Bermuda grass, supplemented with Italian rye grass, sown each fall, is the suggested variety.

Fall is by far the best time of the year to seed a lawn. Spring seeding

THE GREEN VELVET FRAME that dresses and completes mos! success earth and gravel are heat reflecting and. dusty, while lawns are coo

means waiting until the soil is dry enough to work, and by that time weed seeds and growing weeds have a big advantage over grass seed and young grass plants. If the grading and shrub planting of the new lawn is finished in the spring, much will be gained by sow ing either a temporary lawn (equal parts of red top and timothy at three pounds per 1,000 square feet) or a cover crop of spring rye, soy bean or buckwheat, each at two and a half pounds per 1,000 square feet. The temporary lawn or cover crop should be turned under or thorougth harrowed into the soil before mid-August and the permanent lawn sown about September 1.

If the lawn grass seed is sown by hand, an even distribution will be obtained by dividing the seed into four equal parts by bulk, and sowing one part north and south, one part east and west, and one on each of the two


With a mechanical distributor, it is best to divide the seed into tWO parts and sow each part at right angles to the other. After sowing, the seed should be lightly covered by brushing with a brush drag made of twigs or carefully raked with a wooden lawn rake. Care

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should be taken not to cover the seed more than one quarter of an inch. Do not try to grade the area while raking in the seed, as this makes for very uneven distribution of the seed.

After raking in the seed, roll the area with a light weight roller. A water ballast roller without water or a wooden roller is advised. The soil should be dry, otherwise, the roller will pick up the seed and soft soil. Leaves must be raked from the seeded area. All newly seeded areas should be protected from drying winds during the winter, and, if these areas are on a Southern exposure, open shade is desirable to prevent too early starting of the grass. One sharp freezing of young grass is very harmful, and two or three in quick succession are usually fatal.

Newly seeded areas should be kept moist by sprinkling, but overwatering and puddling should be avoided, especially if the soil is "heavyfi Many new seedings have been spoiled by permitting the soil to dry out after the grass seeds have started to uswell," or because of a caked condition of the soil. The time between sprinklings and the amount of water applied should be increased as the plants grow.

ful drive-ins is relatively cheap lo establish and maintain it thoroughly understood. Scarred l and inviting and indicate to the passing motorist that here is comiorl and relaxation.

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 110