I know... that pesticides* contaminate the groundwater we drink and our surface waters, and are harmful to all living things,
And that high nitrogen fertilizers** contribute to harmful algal blooms, and to the destruction of our ponds, rivers, bays, fisheries and shellfish beds.
I understand... that you can have a lush, beautiful green lawn without using chemical pesticides or high nitrogen fertilizers.
Therefore I pledge...not to purchase, use or permit these products to be used on my property.
* Pesticides include any lawn product that claims to "kill" or "prevent" weeds. This includes the popular so-called "weed and feed" combination products.
** High nitrogen fertilizer is defined as any fertilizer product containing more than 10% nitrogen by weight. Ideally, most of the nitrogen should be water insoluble.