Synonyms: Chemical Applications, Chemical Application, Chemical

Chemicals generally refer to liquid or granular products produces in a laboratory. Chemicals applied to landscapes are important for water quality because, if not applied responsibly, can have substantial negative impacts on stream ecosystems and human health.  Chemicals may include fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides,  insecticides, detergents, vehicle fluids, or other non-natural applications.

Reducing the use of chemicals on your landscape is crucial to improving water quality. Review the Habits to Help on this website to learn how you can take simple steps to reduce your use of chemicals on your property!