Fertilizers: An Environmental Threat
In the quest for the "perfect lawn," people apply fertilizers and pesticides to their yards each year, priming their grasses for potentially serious ecological and human health consequences. These chemicals run off lawns into local springs, streams, lakes and rivers every time it rains, eventually ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. The resulting process causes more than half of our water pollution, thus harming our waterways and the plants and animals that thrive in aquatic habitats.
You can help by joining the community effort to keep our coastal waters clean. It's important to know: fertilizers are not plant food. They sometimes can be used to supplement sugars that plants make through photosynthesis. But if you decide to use a fertilizer, use it properly. It's easy:
Do your part to preserve our water, coastlines, and wildlife.
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