Landscaping for Water Quality
Soak Up the Rain - Landscaping for Water Quality in the Lakes Region - March 30 & 31, 2017 in Moultonborough, NH.
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Your landscape can make an important difference in the health of Lake Winnipesaukee or your local rivers, lakes and streams, even if you don’t live on shoreline property. Appropriate trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in your landscape will help capture and absorb rain water and snowmelt. This helps prevent contaminants such as nutrients, sediments and bacteria from reaching the Lake or other water bodies.
Do you or your landscaper know how to keep your property looking great without using excessive amounts of fertilizers and pesticides? Would you like to install landscape features that help promote clean and healthy water by slowing down spreading out, and soaking up runoff on your property?
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Landscaping at the Water's Edge
Landscaping at the Water’s Edge is a manual for NH landowners and landscapers that covers the basics of ecological design for water quality protection in lakes, rivers, streams and coastal areas. Not just for shoreland properties, anyone who lives in a watershed shares the responsibility for protecting our water. The program was developed by a team of UNH Cooperative Extension specialists in water resource and horticulture.
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