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Fall Watershed Yard Care: Save Your Gold, Save Your Green

September 18, 2011
By John Jablonski III - CWC executive director , The Post-Journal

How do you manage your gold and your green? In your yard, are your leaves and grass clippings to be bagged and discarded? Each fall, property owners repeat the cycle of managing the leaves that drop from the trees into their yards. What you do with these leaves can either benefit or harm your yard's environment, as well as that of the lake or other waterway downhill from your property. Why? Leaves contain significant concentrations of phosphorus and other plant nutrients - they're free fertilizer!

 
 

 

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