Groundskeeper's goal is a cut above last year

David Mellor, the director of grounds for Boston’s Fenway Park, whose innovative turf patterns (including an American Flag mowed onto the field two weeks after 9/11 as well as a ball-and-bat logo celebrating the Red Sox 100th anniversary) attracted nationwide attention last season, is author of Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes and Sports. Picture Perfect gives professional groundskeepers as well as weekend warriors detailed instruction on how to design and create intricate patterns in their grass using any lawn mower and a roller. Picture Perfect is in its 4th printing. It retails for $34.95 and is available online at,,, and Picture Perfect is published by Ann Arbor Press. For more information, call (800) 487-2323.

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