Going green and pesticide free
from Chicago Sun Times
Homeowners might want to take heed. Collectively, pesticides and fertilizers used to excess on private lawns are far more to blame for the contamination of local lakes and waterways. There are about 50 million acres of turf grass in the United States and residential lawns make up half of of that, Richard Hentschel, an extension educator in horticulture for the University of Illinois, tells us. "We have a far bigger impact on the environment than park districts,' he says. "It's enormous."
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