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Clearwater City Officials: Skip The Fertilizer To Keep Summer Safe For Waterways

"Summer rains wash fertilizer into lakes and oceans, spoiling the water and ruining summer's fun." By Press Release Desk, News Partner Jun 1, 2020 10:00 pm ET|Updated Jun 1, 2020 10:14 pm ET Press release from the City of Clearwater: 6/1/2020 - 9:27 AM

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As our lakes reopen, NJ must do more to protect them

As our lakes reopen, NJ must do more to protect them JEFF TITTEL /NEW JERSEY /25 MAY 2020 | 09:01

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Fertilizer restrictions begin June 1

By BOB MUDGE Senior Writer, May 28, 2020 The dark water seen is a red tide bloom in 2018 off a Southwest Florida barrier island. SARASOTA — June 1 is both the beginning of hurricane season and the day that the county’s ban on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers goes into effect each year.

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Community Connections: Master gardener offers grass-growing tips

By Edward Hutchison, Published 5:00 am EDT, Thursday, May 28, 2020 If  the thousands of grass plants in your lawn could talk, they’d be saying: “I’m hungry.” Hungry, indeed. As April was warming, the plants broke out of dormancy by digging deeper into the soil with vigorous root growth, preparing for a hot and maybe dry summer. Feeding grass in March or April can be counter-productive because it “pushes” the plant to grow green rather than grow roots.

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The argument for killing your lawn

Jon Gorey - Globe Correspondent - May 13, 2020 5:18 pm Admit it: As much as you love your lawn, there are moments when you’ve cursed it. Farming a green patch of grass is surprisingly time-consuming, resource-intensive, and costly.

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Eco Talk: Tips for healthy lawn management

Judy Wright Special to The Citizen​ - Apr 30, 2020 Deposit Photos

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When and how you should fertilize your lawn

Overdoing it can burn grass, pollute waterways with runoff By Carol Stocker Globe Correspondent,Updated May 3, 2020, 12:00 a.m.

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California-led coalition sues Trump EPA over water rule rewrite, saying it undoes decades-old protections

by Abby Smith   May 01, 2020 04:05 PM A coalition of 17 state attorneys general is challenging the Trump administration’s replacement of Obama-era clean water protections, saying it opens the door to industry pollution of waterways that their residents and economies rely upon.

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10-point checklist to fertilizing lawns

Ag in the Crossroads 10-point checklist to fertilizing lawns By Matt Bochat Apr 18, 2020 Spring means grass. Hopefully, healthy, green grass.   The following checklist can help you make decisions on fertilizing your lawn so it will be healthy and attractive yet minimize the damage to your pocketbook or the environment.

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