IAN in the Media

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The Annapolis Capital (Sat 12 Apr, 2008)
Opinion: Fertilizer may help lawn, but it hurts water
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Now that spring is here, we might feel the urge to go out and fertilize our lawns, hoping for that lush green carpet of summer.
Let's consider for a moment the true cost of that lawn. First, there is the personal cost of fertilizer and the time required to put it down or the expense of hiring a professional to do it for you. As summer progresses, there is the cost, in both time and cash, of constant watering and mowing all that grass that was stimulated to grow by spring fertilizer or the cost of hiring someone to do that for you also.
Now let's consider the larger cost of fertilizing your lawn: the cost it has on our environment. Much of the fertilizer we apply to suburban lawns is washed off our yards and flows into storm drains. From there it enters our creeks, rivers and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.