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Monday, April 15, 2013

Grass Fires A Problem At This Time Of Year

What says "spring" like the smell of grass fires in the air? Whether it's kids setting them as a prank or homeowners burning their lawns, Charles Beaulieu of the Department of Natural Resources warns it's easy for fires to get out of control and destroy both homes and animals natural habitats.

He tells CHSJ News it's a common myth that burning your lawn will make it grow back quicker. In fact, burning only makes the grass appear greener because all the dead, brown growth is beside it. Beaulieu says burning can also burn the root systems that are just starting to grow making your lawn come in more slowly.

 Instead of burning the Department of Natural resources encourages people to mulch and compost debris instead.