Do you know what comes out of your weed killer bottle or the lawn care spray truck? Chemicals, many of which can be harmful to humans, pets, wildlife, and plants. They do a lot more than make your lawn green. The commission strongly recommends that you avoid using chemicals anywhere on your property due to the potential hazards that they pose to your drinking water, your children, and your pets.
If you live next to a pond, fertilizers can cause excessive plant growth in the water, harming both the environment and aesthetics. Many natural lawn care alternatives are readily available and they work.
Watering Your Lawn
The commission also recommends you use water responsibly when maintaining your lawn or other landscaping. Excessive lawn watering contributes to severe low-flow conditions in streams and rivers in all but the wettest of years.
Ask Before You Begin
It is always best to ask the commission about your project, regardless of size before you begin. Please contact the conservation commission at (413) 572-6281 with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to assist you and protect the environment at the same time.