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* 1. With my lawn:

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Cut no more than roughly 1/3 the height of the grass when mowing.
Recycle grass clippings into mulch on my lawn, flower beds, vegetable garden, etc.
Choose grass varieties that are resistent to dry conditions.
Choose organic or slow-release fertilizers to reduce nutrient runoff and leaching.
Keep fertilizers on the soil and off the sidewalk or driveway.

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* 2. With my plants and trees:

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Choose native plants that require less water and nutrient inputs.
Choose plants appropriate for the location (sun, shade, soil type, etc.).
Avoid introducing invasive species or noxious weeds.
Control weeds the old-fashioned way by pulling them.
Use mulch and/or landscape fabric to control weeds.
Don't plant trees or shrubs too close to buildings, property lines, or over a septic system drainfield.

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* 3. With my soil:

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Use compost to enrich the soil's quality.
Use food scraps to start my own compost pile.
Use mulch in flower beds and vegetable gardens to retain moisture, control weeks, and stabilize soil temperature.
Use organic or slow-release fertilizers to create strong root systems and reduce nutrient runoff and leaching.

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* 4. With my landscape watering:

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Water my lawn separate from other plantings.
Ensure sprinklers don't water the pavement.
Use an outdoor water timer and/or soil moisture sensor to ensure proper water application.
Water lawns and plants in the morning, and avoid watering during the hottest, windiest part of the day to reduce evaporation.
Water deeply, but infrequently.
Install a rain garden to encourage infiltration of stormwater runoff.
Install a rain barrel to capture rainwater for watering plants.

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* 5. I'm also doing:

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* 6. Where did you find out about this survey?

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* 7. What is your zip code?

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