5 Lawn Care Habits for Health, Wealth & Improved Water Quality

By: Julie Farr, Urban Conservationist Now at the height of summer we are enjoying and spending more time in our yards than any other time of the year.  Many of us spend a lot of money trying to keep our yards looking pristine and weed free. Fertilizer and herbicides are often applied up to 6 times during the growing season.  Beyond the cost to your wallet and possible health issues for children & pets is the cost of traditional lawn care to the environment.  Changing lawn care habits can help improve the condition of our wallets and the environment. Habit [...]

5 Lawn Care Habits for Health, Wealth & Improved Water Quality 2018-08-07T12:39:35+00:00

Flowers Aren’t the Only Thing Blooming From Your Fertilizer

Though the recent snowfall may indicate otherwise, spring weather is right around the corner. For many homeowners in Marion County that means yard work will soon begin. Everyone dreams of the immaculately manicured lawn, but how does your green lawn impact water quality? Fertilizers that are used on lawns, golf courses and in agriculture can have devastating impacts on water quality. What is happening? The most common fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphorus, which both help plants grow, but the excess fertilizer from your lawn doesn’t always stay in place. When it rains, the runoff enters our waterways and the fertilizer [...]

Flowers Aren’t the Only Thing Blooming From Your Fertilizer 2018-03-27T15:52:14+00:00