Healthy Lawns & Gardens

MSU-Extension Soil Testing Information

MSU-Extension Turfgrass Science website has hundreds of tips, fact sheets and downloads on pests, weeds and turf care for a great looking lawn that will also help protect water quality.

Earth-Friendly Lawn and Garden Care Tips

Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA)
Comprehensive information on lawn and garden care to protect water quality and wildlife habitat

Earth-Friendly Fertilizer products - recommended by the Healthy Lawns and Gardens Technical Advisory CommitteeList of Endorsed Lawn Care Companies - offers a Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection
Benefits of Compost
Compost Fact Sheet
Compost Pricing

Find out if your community participates in a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program.

Proper Tree Mulching Practices
Waterfowl Management

Pest Control

Oakland County Plant and Pest Hotline and Diagnostic Center: 248-858-0902
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) for consumer questions about pesticide impacts: 1-800-858-7378
Integrated Pest Management for Nuisance Exotics in Michigan Inland Lakes
Non-toxic Alternatives to Pesticide Management

Home, Yard, and Animal Waste

Find out if your community participates in a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program.

Stop FOG from Clogging Your Home Pipes & Entering the Sanitary Sewer System 
Proper Tree Mulching Practices
Waterfowl Management

Septic System Maintenance

WQ-39: Managing Your Septic System - MSU-Extension Water Quality Bulletin
A Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems - US EPA, March 2005