Trimming Back Lawn Fertilizer Pollution Podcast

Chesapeake Stormwater Network Executive Director, Tom Schueler, discusses environmentally friendly techniques for maintaining a healthy and happy lawn on WYPR’s The Environment in Focus with Tom Pelton.

Trimming Back Lawn Fertilizer Pollution (.mp3)

The Chesapeake Bay region has now reached the “clipping point,” where the nearly four million acres of lawns exceeds all the land devoted to corn, wheat, soybeans and other crops, according to a report by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network. “Bay Wise” gardeners … are trimming back lawn fertilizer pollution by replacing their lawns with gardens of ferns, wild ginger and other plants native to Maryland.