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Top 12 Reasons to Not Spread Quick-release Fertilizer 12. The MA Department of Agricultural Resources recommends one application of 100% slow-release fertilizer in the fall. 11. Better golf courses only fertilize when needed; and make sure that no fertilizer goes anywhere else. 10. Save $ while not polluting by stopping the use of fast-acting fertilizer…

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What is quick-release fertilizer?

What is wrong with quick-release fertilizer? Quick-release is also called “fast-acting” and water soluble nitrogen (WSN) fertilizer. Quick-release fertilizer applied to established lawns is mostly lost to runoff and leaching, polluting waterways. Using quick-release fertilizer can force too much growth too fast. This overabundance of nitrogen can stimulate rapid shoot growth while slowing down root…

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Grass Turf and Soil Fun Facts

Stop soil erosion when you do not apply fertilizer. Fun Fact: Grass lawns improve air quality by trapping airborne dust particles and other pollutants. Fun Fact: Grass absorbs and disperses the sun’s rays, preventing the ground underneath from absorbing and storing the heat. Lawns reduce the need to use air conditioning on warmer days and…

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Testimonials

Testimonials See Rob and Katie talk about Testimonials. “Nutrient pollution is a serious problem for rivers and streams throughout Massachusetts, and lawn fertilizer is a significant source of that pollution.  We applaud the Ocean Rivers Institute taking a creative, hands-on approach to this problem, and look forward to the success of this project.” Julia Blatt…

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Participating Towns for Blue Sky over MA

Towns and cities participating in the Blue Sky over MA Contest Here are communities already gathering pledges. If you live in one of these places, please sign their pledge and together help combat the climate crisis. To Be Announced   We invite you to create your own group.   Let’s talks about how to participate:…

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Vote the Ocean

Pledge to be a consistent voter, one who puts first ocean, climate change, and environmental issues. ORI’s Vote the Ocean and the Environmental Voter Project are working together to send you free election reminders before every election. Studies have shown that these simple reminders can dramatically increase your likelihood of voting. You can double, triple,…

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ORI Deep Sea Canyon Rangers and Seamount Guardians

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was designated in September 2016 after many voyaged out with the Ocean River Institute and other organizations urging government action.   The real work has just begun. We must now guard pristine Atlantic Ocean habitats from oil, gas and mineral mining who are viewing the canyons and…

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Fight Climate Change with Non-fertilized Lawns

Fight Climate Change with non-fertilized lawns -Say no to quick-release nitrogen fertilizers -Without fertilizer, grass roots go deeper, more foliage, no need for herbicides and pesticides -Optional, apply no more than ½ pound per 1000 feet of slow-release fertilizer in spring or fall -Refuse the use of RoundUp -Capture more carbon with grass than does…

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