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Discover the BAYSCAPER in YOU!
Wherever you see a BAYSCAPER plaque on a private residence or a commercial or municipal property, you can be assured its landscape is cared for in a way that protects Casco Bay from harmful chemicals and soil erosion.
|BAYSCAPERS earn recognition
by demonstrating ecologically based strategies for turf and landscape
care. Anyone–backyard dabbler or seasoned pro–can BAYSCAPE when you
use the principles in this BAYSCAPER How-to Guide.
The Guide covers BAYSCAPER practices in six steps from initial landscape design to proper maintenance to pest control. Also, you’ll find a checklist for determining whether your lawn care company uses these BAYSCAPING principles.
Follow the six steps and then apply for BAYSCAPER recognition by successfully completing the BAYSCAPER Blue Book, a take-at-home written checklist evaluated by a panel of professional horticulturists. Those who meet most of the requirements earn from the Friends of Casco Bay a certificate of recognition, an eye-catching BAYSCAPER Plaque for outdoor display and the option to be listed on the BAYSCAPER Honor Roll found within the BAYSCAPER web pages.
Many experienced landscapers may recognize they already meet BAYSCAPER criteria. Others will find the BAYSCAPER Tutor, a Web-based information service, is a useful way to learn. To reach the BAYSCAPER Tutor or for information on BAYSCAPER designation, visit:
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