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County Commissioners Schedule Public Hearing on Changes to Fertilizer Ordinance

By Casey Owens on February 17, 2021    7 Comments At Tuesday’s meeting, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners voted to schedule a public hearing for an ordinance amending the county’s current fertilizer ordinance.

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PRICE: Prevent summer weeds on warm season turfgrass

Feb 6, 2021 If your lawn is not in the greatest shape and there are thin spots, weeds will be a problem. Even well-kept lawns will have some weeds. Preemergence herbicides should be one of your main defenses to prevent weeds. Most lawn weeds fall into two categories, annuals or perennials. Annual weeds complete their life cycle in less than one year and only reproduce by seeds. Perennial weeds are persistent in the winter and summer and live more than two years. They reproduce vegetatively...

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Sally Scalera: Schedule a My Brevard Yard site visit now for a healthier lawn this summer

Sally Scalera  For FLORIDA TODAY With the end of winter near (I hope) and the plants still not actively growing, now is a great time to learn how to care for your yard without causing harm to the environment. The health of the Indian River Lagoon is in bad shape, and improper fertilization and cultural practices can lead to nutrients leaching or being carried to the lagoon or the St. Johns River in stormwater runoff.

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Urban Areas Need ‘Freedom Lawns’ to Revive Their Soil

Traditional lawns provide a nice place for a picnic but these patches of green are the least biodiverse way of improving city landscapes.

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9 lawn-care mistakes every first-time homeowner makes (and how to avoid them)

BY: JOSH SENS JANUARY 22, 2021 Your first time can be nerve-racking, rife with anxious buildup. You want it to be fun, safe, productive and long-lasting. You worry you’ll be judged. You’re keen to get it right.

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Planting shrubs in your landscape

Jim Coe Correspondent​    Jan 21, 2021      Updated 17 hrs ago Since shrubs are a permanent part of the landscape, homeowners need to know the proper planting technique to give shrubs a healthy start. Shrubs are sold in three basic ways; container-grown, balled and burlapped and bare-rooted. Each has its own purpose, cost and transplant abilities. Choice the best packaging that fits your budget, availabilities and how the plant fits in the landscape plan.

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Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

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Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

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One-third of US rivers have changed color since 1984, a study found, many due to algae blooms

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  Jan 8, 2021, 11:58 AM An algae bloom appears on the Caloosahatchee River in Alva, Florida on July 12, 2018. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky America's rivers are changing color — and people are behind many of the shifts, a new study said.

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Groups Look to New Administration to Clean Up Ohio River

January 15, 2021 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Groups that advocate for water quality are urging the incoming Biden administration to meet the goals of the Clean Water Act, which means reducing what's known as nutrient pollution in the Ohio River. After the last four years of federal water regulation rollbacks, ten plus groups filed a petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission - or ORSANCO - to take immediate steps.

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