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Reduce Nitrous Oxides Emissions, 3rd largest greenhouse gas

Nitrous oxides are the third largest greenhouse gas culprit after carbon dioxide and methane. Nitrous oxides account for 8 percent of all greenhouse gasses; though this may seem like a relatively small percentage, nitrous oxides are 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide and also contribute to ozone depletion. The good news: nitrous oxides emissions…

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How does fertilization affect my lawn’s soil food web?

Although you might not see them, there are a multitude of tiny critters in your lawn. The soil food web starts with the sun, travels through plants into the ground, passes through numerous soil-dwelling organisms, and continues up through larger predators such as humans. Photo: Smiling Gardener Plants convert water and carbon dioxide into plant…

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How does spreading fertilizer on lawns affect water use?

Photo: Bio Green and Outdoor Services, LLC Fertilization spread on the surface encourages grass to grow shoots on the surface. Fertilized grass has a harder time accessing water from the soil. This grass needs frequent watering.  Soil compaction follows when fertilizer is applied. Grassroots do not go into the soil to open it up to…

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Natural pest repellent lost with fertilizer application

Pests’ attraction to plants is closely related to soil composition and root health. When we fertilize, we alter the delicate nutrient balance in our soils; this in turn hinders plants’ ability to defend themselves from pests. Fertilizers deplete oxygen, making it difficult for healthy, aerobic microorganisms to thrive. This weakens the soil’s food web, and…

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Lawns with Healthy Soils for Climate Restoration

Fight climate change with lawns that capture more carbon dioxide, sequestering more carbon in the soil while polluting less and requiring less water.  For every 1 ton of liquid carbon that grass plants push into the ground through photosynthesis, the grass draws 3.67 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.   For a local…

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Lawns with Healthy Soils for Climate Restoration

Fight climate change with your lawn by not using any quick-release fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides (Save money on lawn care, too) Join us by making the pledge for your lawn to go natural without chemicals for healthier grass and soil, cleaner waters, and sky! WHY? Healthy, natural lawns take carbon out of the atmosphere, which…

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Boston Book Festival 2020: Lawns for Watershed and Climate Restoration

Boston Book Festival 2020 Environmental Nonfiction: Restoring Lawns with Healthy Soils for a Cooler, Wetter Massachusetts Grass lawns are not what they seem.  The green turfs of our residential neighborhoods are shamed for polluting our waterways and requiring lots of water. Troubles come instead from our application of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. By stopping the…

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Cohasset Healthy Lawns

Cohasset Lawns for Climate Conservation Your lawn will absorb more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and pump it , in liquid form, directly into your lawn’s soil when slow-release fertilizer is applied modestly in only the fall and spring.   Save money and help restore soil ecosystems in your own backyards by not applying quick-release…

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