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Creating a Sustainable Lawn

On being a ‘responsible snowflake’ in the face of environmental damage Rebecca White Body GOOD LAWN, GOOD DOG. The writer's sustainable lawn. (Submitted photo) “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” –Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet

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Opinion Letters: Fertilizers choking Cape Cod’s ponds and lakes

Posted Jul 22, 2020 at 3:01 AM The two ponds in Barnstable that recently experienced toxic bacteria blooms (July 9 Times) are evidence of a painful truth: Cape Cod’s lakes, ponds and rivers are suffering.

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Homeowners Learn the Proper Way to Fertilize Their Lawns

7/14/2020 9:14:00 PM   Fertilizing a lawn can be more of a challenge than many new homeowners think. Getting it wrong can destroy what would otherwise be a beautiful, verdant yard, and getting it right requires consideration of everything from timing to formulation, frequency of fertilization, and more. Read on to find out how homeowners can create happier, more vibrant lawns using proper fertilization techniques. Proper Timing

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Ticks, Lyme Disease Pose Threats To Locals, Health Department Warns

By Donald Gilpin   July 8, 2020 The Princeton Health Department has seen 195 cases of COVID-19 this year, more than all other diseases investigated by the town, but prior to this pandemic the most prevalent disease investigated by the Health Department was Lyme disease, which averages almost 70 cases per year.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Lawn Care

Sarasota County doesn’t allow homeowners to use fertilizer in the summertime. Here are some alternative ways to keep your grass green. By Allison Forsyth  7/8/2020 at 12:01pm

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Airborne dust may spur toxic algae blooms on remote Minnesota lakes

Scientists are racing to find out how blue-green algae reaches the waters in Minnesota's pristine natural areas.  By Greg Stanley Star Tribune    JULY 6, 2020 — 5:36PM AARON LAVINSKY – STAR TRIBUNE Northern waters, such as Lake Winnipeg, above, are warming, allowing harmful algae to bloom.

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Algae Blooms 'Without Historical Precedent' Are Turning US Lakes Green, Study Warns

PHINEAS RUECKERT, AFP   8 JULY 2020 Global warming is turning clear mountain lakes green in the western United States because of an increase in algae blooms "without historical precedent", researchers reported on Tuesday. The concentration of algae in two remote mountain lakes more than doubled in the past 70 years, researchers at Colorado State University found.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

Blythe Copeland  2 days ago Everything You Need to Know About Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

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By Jeanne Yeoman, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Jul 6, 2020 Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations. Summer lawn care: You can have a healthier lawn this summer by following these tips: Mow high. Set your mower on the highest setting. This will help shade out weeds and retain soil moisture.

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ONE GARDENER TO ANOTHER: Maintaining healthy lawns with fertilization

Kipp Irland For The News Courier This week’s question comes from reader Ed G., who asks, “How do I get a lush, green lawn like my neighbor, who uses a lawn company?” If you think the grass is always greener on the other side, then you may need to fertilize your lawn. Knowing the baseline soil nutrient levels and the nutritional needs of turfgrass are essential for producing not just a green lawn, but a strong one.

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