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The 90 Day Plan
Friday, August 19, 2011
The 90-Day Plan: DAY 61
The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days
The 90 Day Plan: Day 61
Encourage your family, friends, neighbors and anyone else you know to REDUCE the USE of LANDSCAPE PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, and FERTILIZERS, especially fertilizers containing phosphorus. You can tell if it is phosphorus free by reading the label; the Nitrogen content is the first number, phosphorus is the second, and potassium is listed third. The over-use and runoff of these products leads to harmful algae blooms which causes 'dead zones' and poisons aquaculture.
Challenge: Name three water-specific types of collateral damage from each: pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Pouring boiling water on weeds or pulling them is a safe method of removal; what are other safe remedies for weeds and pests? Why do plants treated with fertilizer require more water?