Video: Improved Lawn Maintenance - Good Choices for Clean Water

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10/12/2015
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Abstract: 

The Improved Lawn Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water videos were created to help individuals understand the impacts of lawn maintenance on our waters and provide information on better practices to reduce environmental impacts.

Watch this three-part video series, to learn about tools, techniques and products that you can use to maintain a healthy lawn AND protect our waters.

Did you know that unhealthy lawns and poor lawn care practices can be bad for the environment? What can homeowners do to have a healthy and attractive lawn that will have minimum impact to water quality? If you care about the health of our waters, find out what you can do to minimize your impact on the environment as you manage your property!

Improved Lawn Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water- Part 1: Lawn Care Basics (21 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzZqmFKK0fM
In this video, you will learn about:

  • The life cycle of grass
  • Principles of healthy mowing
  • Core aeration
  • Principles of responsible watering
  • Improved Lawn Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water- Part 2: Fertilizing Your Lawn (21 min.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSr9MQSXJdQ
    In this video, you will learn about:

  • Soil testing and how to read the soil test
  • What makes up fertilizer and how to read a fertilizer bag
  • How much fertilizer to use and how to apply it
  • Improved Lawn Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water- Part 3: Weed Control (16 min.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDwNil3wZVo
    In this video, you will learn about:

  • Weed identification
  • How to remove weeds without herbicide
  • How much herbicide to use and how to safely apply it
  • For more information and supporting materials, visit www.mwmo.org/turfgrass.html

    About the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
    The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is one of about three dozen watershed organizations in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries include the Mississippi River as it runs through Minneapolis, as well as the land that drains to the river. The MWMO contains portions of the cities of Lauderdale, Minneapolis, the City of Saint Anthony Village, Saint Paul, Fridley, Columbia Heights, and all of Hilltop. The final member of the MWMO is the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

    For a copy of the DVDs or more information, contact the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) at 612-465-8780 or visit http://www.mwmo.org/turfgrass.html

    Author: 
    Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
    Topic Areas: 
    Garden/Lawn
    Water
    Pollution Prevention
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Citizen and Youth Groups
    Producer / Landowner
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Metro
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
    2522 Marshall Street NE
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418-3329
    612-465-8780
    http://www.mwmo.org

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