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An attractive, carpet-like lawn adds value and enjoyment to any home. But these benefits can come at tremendous cost to our environment. Lawn care practices can impact water quality. At risk are lakes, streams and eventually the ocean–the endpoint of all watersheds.
pursuit of the "perfect" lawn now drives many homeowners to
use an unprecedented volume of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides,
fertilizers and herbicide-fertilizer cocktails known as weed and feed
products. Sales of these products in Maine have doubled in only the last
That concerns Friends of Casco Bay, especially since much of this use is unnecessary and offers little or no benefit to turf. By applying horticultural knowledge instead of pesticides and fertilizers, BAYSCAPING practices can create quality turf that delivers recreational and eye-pleasing benefits.
BAYSCAPING isn’t about using good chemicals instead of bad ones. Rather, BAYSCAPERS put to work horticultural principles that deliver robust turf and landscapes that demand less of any chemical! You can too, using the Six Steps that follow.
Where’s your yard in the Casco Bay Watershed ?
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