Lawn management practices and perceptions of residents in 14 sandpit lakes of Nebraska

Sarah Sewell, Dennis McCallister, Roch Gaussoin, Charles Wortmann

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Abstract

The sandpit lakes of eastern Nebraska have become an area of concern due to toxic algae blooms and associated water quality problems. During the spring of 2006, surveys were distributed to residents of 14 sandpit lake communities throughout Nebraska in order to generate information on lawn management practices, perceptions and attitudes. The survey was used to provide insight to current residential lawn care practices. The majority of respondents fertilize their lawn at least once each year. However, because only 3% of respondents have ever had their soil tested, education effort should focus on proper lawn management (particularly fertilization) practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume48
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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