The media release says this:
Maryland farmers are offering homeowners tips on bay-friendly backyard gardening practices.The problem is, none of the sources provide the direct link to the bay-friendly gardening tips.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture says the educational campaign highlights the importance of garden planning during the winter for stronger, healthier gardens and lawns and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. Topics include proper use of fertilizers, pesticide alternatives, erosion and runoff control and water conservation.
Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance says many routine farm-based conservation measures can easily be adapted to lawn care and gardens.
Gardeners can get tips by visiting the department’s website or calling the University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center at 410-531-5573 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
So for everyone else who had a hard time finding the tips, here are some of the gardening tips provided by Maryland Farmers: Backyard Actions for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay
- Try Composting - Leaf "recycling" brochure - or listen to a radio spot
- Use Fertilizers Wisely - Watch a 30-second video on Using Fertilizers Wisely
- Try Pesticide Alternatives brochure
- Watch a 30-second video on Trying Pesticide Alternatives
- Control Soil Erosion and Rainwater Runoff brochure
- Watch a 30-second video on Preventing Soil Erosion
- Conserve Water
- Winter Garden Planner and Checklist brochure - and listen to a radio spot
- A summary brochure of all five Backyard Actions for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay.