This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Germantown Telegraph has a well merited compliment to the lawn grass around the government buildings at the Centennial Exposition, made under the direction of Mr. William Saunders, from seed sown this spring. There is plenty sown " with oats " in the usual way by others, and with the usual wretched appearance. Why do people sow oats with spring sown lawn grass? Do they know themselves?