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How fertilizing can impact the environment

How fertilizing can impact the environment

Narrator: Fertilizers have been used for years to grow and maintain healthy lawns. Your grass’s health depends on applying the right amount of fertilizer at the right times. The right amount of fertilizer can create a lawn with strong, thick roots that helps prevent water pollution by filtering stormwater runoff. Too little fertilizer may cause …

Tips for caring for your backyard pond

Tips for caring for your backyard pond

Water gardens and ornamental ponds add life and beauty to many Michigan backyards. They bring us peaceful scenery and provide homes for native wildlife. But some plants and animals used in water gardens can be devastating for the environment if they escape or are carelessly released. They are invasive species: non-native plants and animals that …