From backyard to the bay


May 11, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture, with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension's Home and Garden Information Center, has launched a campaign, "Take It From Maryland Farmers: Backyard Actions for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay."

The campaign offers easy backyard actions that homeowners can take to help the Chesapeake Bay.

Tips for homeowners include: taking a soil test, reading a fertilizer bag, water conservation, grass-cycling, and proper mulching techniques for gardens and for trees, and integrated pest management.

Information: 800-342-2507 or

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