Modern Masters : David Mellor and an Ode To Mowing

I live outside of Boston, though I can’t say I am really a Red Sox fan – I hope my neighbors won’t make me leave for saying so. At least I am not a Yankees fan. But there is another reason (at least for me) to pay some of the highest ticket prices in baseball and that is to see the art of David Mellor, the head groundskeeper for Fenway. His work is featured in “Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports”

Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports

David started the trend to make patterns in sports fields, but it is also practiced in home gardens, hotels, academic institutes, golf courses, raceways, farms and fields, and what about those mysterious ancient crop circles?
I call this “Ode to Mowing”
An Ode to Mowing
1. crop circleˇDora, 2. When Farmers Get Bored – 2008, 3. Shea Stadium, 4. The Infield at Chicagoland Speedway, 5. zen and the art of grass cutting, 6. Peterhouse Panorama, 7. Fair Pole, 8. cancer ribbon mowing pattern 2, 9. Baseball Field, 10. baseball field @ dusk, 11. Hammons Field – Cardinals playing Cardinals, 12. Field Geometry I, 13. Baseball Field, 14. Wheel, 15. US Cellular Field – June 6, 2008 – White Sox vs Twins, 16. Nasacars in the outfield!, 17. Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the South!, 18. UWBS staff go to a Mariners baseball game, 19. Baseball at Turner Field, Atlanta, 20. Me and Simon at Coors Field, 21. PNC Park night and Pittsburgh skyline, 22. safeco field behind home plate, 23. BASEBALL FIELD in GERGIA ATLANTA, 24. baseball field – minute maid park, 25. Nat’s baseball field

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. kevin primofiore on August 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    how long does the field stay striped

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