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Lawn Care/ Landscaping Video - Now Available!
A video is now available to provide instruction on how to landscape and care for your lawn while protecting water quality and saving money!

Proper lawn care techniques are directly linked to keeping neighborhood streams and water bodies healthy. Excessive amounts of fertilizer and pesticides can harm fish and other aquatic life as well as degrade the quality of rivers, lakes, and streams. Nutrients from fertilizers, usually phosphates, enter rivers, lakes and streams and stimulate the growth of algae. Excessive algae growth decreases oxygen levels in lakes and ponds, which kills fish and other aquatic life.

This video was produced in an effort to help homeowners understand lawn care basics and the importance of adopting "best management practice" lawn care techniques to ensure the protection of our waterways. This video presents a workshop conducted by Robert Brannen, of the Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include: Environmentally friendly pest identification and removal, proper pesticide and fertilizer use, composting, and yard waste management.

There are two ways to view this program.

  • Online: To view this video via a web broadcast click here.
  • Gwinnett County Public Library:This video may be also checked out at any one of Gwinnett County's public libraries. To find the closest library in your area click here.

Protecting Our Waterways: Herbicide Use
A training video to educate Gwinnett County employees and contractors about water pollution associated with the use of herbicides is now available online.

This training video was developed by the Stormwater Management Division to supplement Gwinnett County's Herbicide Use Plan and is required viewing for all Gwinnett County employees and contractors who handle herbicides. Please follow the link below to view a web broadcast of this video.

Protecting Our Waterways: Herbicide Use


Xeriscaping

A video is now available to provide instruction on how to create a water efficient landscape that not only conserves water, but also protects water quality and saves you money!

Xeriscaping, also referred to as water-efficient landscaping, creates landscapes that do not require a significant amount of water or the excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers by incorporating native vegetation, among other things, into the landscape.

This video was produced in an effort to help homeowners understand how Xeriscaping can help to protect our waterways and conserve water. This video presents a workshop conducted by Robert Brannen, Director of the Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include: learning about conserving water through the seven principles of water efficient landscaping, reducing additional runoff, and learning tips to save money and prevent water pollution by reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.

To view this video via a web broadcast click here.


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