Elsevier, Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 27, 1 November 2016
Landscaping practices, community perceptions, and social indicators for stormwater nonpoint source pollution management
This study sought to assess the relationship between regulatory and educational approaches to nutrient management and homeowner behaviors, perceptions, and knowledge of best management practices (BMPs). Fertilizers, and pesticides applied in excess by homeowners and landscapers can impair stormwater ponds and cause nuisance algae blooms, eutrophication and fish kills. They can also affect water quality in downstream creeks, and bays.