Stormwater runoff from individual lawns and gardens can lead to non-point pollution of surface waters. This group of publications provides information on how you can reduce unintended pollution, maintain a safer environment, and use the water you apply more efficiently. This selection includes four UNL Extension NebGuides:
- Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844, covers proper use and application of lawn and garden pesticides to prevent potential water contamination from stormwater runoff.
- Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848, describes how pollutants such as sediment, nutrients, pesticides, bacteria, and heavy metals often move from yards to surface water via stormwater runoff. This publication outlines practices to reduce water pollution by reducing the amount of pollutants and runoff water that leave a property.
- Landscape Water Conservation, G1859, looks at how much water your yard needs and what steps you can take to assure more efficient application and water conservation.
- Yard Waste Management, G1855, explains how to manage landscape waste, create a compost pile, and use landscape waste as mulch.