Waterways Polluted by Lawn Fertilizers

 

 

Having a green lawn means using fertilizer. But the kind of fertilizer used makes a big difference for the environment.

Nitrogen fertilizers run off into streets, sewers and eventually make their way to local waterways and eventually to the ocean.

But a program called Greenscapes North Shore is being put into effect by the Ipswich River Watershed Association in Massachusetts. The program is to educate homeowners on how best to have a beautiful lawn while at the same time not pollute the environment.

There are many fertilizers to choose from so the best thing for a homeowner to do is select natural fertilizers which work with, and not against, the environment.

Sources:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/12/21/call_to_balance_green_yards_clean_waters/

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/fertilizer.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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