We’ve all seen them…lawn sprinklers that spray this way and that, sending water cascading indiscriminately in all directions. Great fun for kids wanting to cool off, but a waste if this is the way you satisfy your lawn’s thirst. Not only do these type of sprinklers unevenly distribute the water, often times they create […]
Have you looked at your house from Google Earth? How much of your property is just grass? How about your neighbors’? It’s probably a high percentage and parts of it most likely go unused. In the 1950s, new housing developments began showing off their properties with manicured swaths of lawn as far as the […]
If you really love your lawn, kick the fertilizer habit! Excess nitrogen from fertilizer not only burns your lawn, it also washes into our streams, rivers, and waterways ultimately ending up in the Long Island Sound where it fuels algae blooms that smother fish and are harmful to other important wildlife. Over the last few weeks, […]
Are you one of the many homeowners who rake their yard more often than they sweep their porch? Time to give your rake a break! Besides tearing grass from its roots, raking actually creates open spaces in your lawn for weeds to take hold. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share some ways to DO LESS and […]
Each Spring, we emerge from our winter slumber ready to devote hours of our (and/or our landscaper’s) time and effort performing the various tasks we believe we need to do in order to have a lush green yard. The reality is that we’ve all been working way too hard on our lawns. Many of […]
Too much nitrogen triggers rampant growth of algae that can kill fish, harm wildlife, poison shellfish people eat and undermine quality of life. Reducing our fertilizer use is an easy path toward cleaner, safer water. There are 4 easy ways you can help: #1 Keep grass clippings on your lawn: Grass clippings rapidly decompose, keeping […]
GOOD NEWS: “LONG ISLAND SOUND REPORT CARD” RELEASED BY SAVE THE SOUND REVEALS SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT – TREATMENT PLANT INVESTMENT CITED MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut— September 24, 2018 – The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card” on September 24, during simultaneous news conferences in Connecticut […]
Nitrogen from NYC wastewater fuels dead zones in the East River and western Sound. Recent investments have improved conditions, but there’s more to do. Our new report, based on research by Prof. Jamie Vaudrey, explains.