Landscape Management

Residential rain garden to filter water off roof. Landscaping, gardening, and lawn care are important to many residents for improving the beauty and value of their homes.  Proper application of lawn and garden products generally pose few problems.  This section will help you identify, evaluate, and reduce the pollution risks of yard and garden care practices.  You will learn how to determine your fertilizer needs, how to apply fertilizer for maximum benefit with lower costs to you and the environment, how to properly manage pesticide use and to use integrated pest management plans, how to conserve water, and how to develop and use your own compost.