- 30 - 50% of urban water use in Texas is used for irrigation of lawns and gardens
- People spread 67M lbs of pesticides on Texas lawns and currently 5 - 10% of water wells have detectable levels of pesticides in them
- 1 hour lawn mowing releases as many volatile organic compounds as driving 100 miles in your car
- Trees lower home energy bills by 25%
He also mentioned that corn meal gluten will help rid your lawn of crab grass and grass burs, although he recommends crab grass for grazing cattle--they apparently love it.
Anyway, a fascinating presentation. Be sure to attend the next program in the series. Daniel Nix from the City of Wichita Falls will be talking about city water planning on Feb 15, 7 - 9 PM at RBNC.