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Water Quality Program - College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Yard & Garden Care

Clean Water Starts At Home – and what you do in your yard and garden can either help protect water quality, or can be a potential pollution source.  And, while the potential pollution from your individual yard may seem small, the effects of chemicals, soil loss, and wasted water from hundreds or thousands of homes in your area can really add up.

You can have a beautiful yard that also helps protect water quality by following the recommended practices on this website. 

Choose the right plant for the right spot

Healthy Lawn Care

Proper use of fertilizers and pesticides

Water wisely

Recycle yard waste

Reduce stormwater runoff

Reduce soil erosion 

 

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