Low-impact development planned for Trailwoods

From The Norman Transcript:

In a society monopolized by the idea of “greening up,” Richard McKown isn’t afraid of brown.

McKown, developer for Norman-based Ideal Homes, doesn’t fertilize his yard, deeming the plant food one of the main culprits of water pollution.
Despite neighborhood campaigns to convince him that he’s tarnishing the area’s green aesthetic, his brown grass doesn’t bother him.

“People are always mad at me. Fertilize more. Make everything greener. They just don’t understand,” said McKown, who said most yards are only deficient in one of the three nutrients found in the common fertilizer, prohibiting plants’ ability to absorb the other nutrients found in the fertilizer, which are picked up in water runoff and carried into water sources, contaminating the supply and producing algae as a byproduct.

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