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Focus on Lake-Friendly Landscaping

Publication number Date Published
04-10-046June 2004
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Author(s) Elaine Snouwaert
Description Shoreline landscaping can have a big impact on lake swimming, boating, and fishing. Why? Because nutrients and toxins from stormwater run-off, pesticides, and fertilizers can lower water quality, trigger algae blooms, kill fish, and cause excess weed growth. This focus sheet provides some helpful tips on lake-friendly landscaping which reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers, helps filter harmful contaminants before they pollute your lake, and helps control erosion.
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Keywords toxin, focus, water, shoreline, lake, algae