Homeowners Urged to Go Green

LEXINGTON, Neb.-  City officials are urging homeowners to go green in their yards and gardens by  eliminating or lessening the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides.

Other environmental friendly recommendations include:

– Use plants native to Nebraska; they require less fertilizer and water, and are more resistant to disease.
– Avoid over-watering your lawn: you need one inch of water / rain per week.
– Use mulch around trees and plants to help retain water, reduce weeds, and minimize the need for pesticides.
-Cut your lawn high: 3 inches is the rule.  Try to leave grass clippings on the lawn.

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