New Brunswick, N.J. (June 23, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Steven Yergeau is available to discuss the causes of soil compaction and how to correct it to foster healthy yards. Soil compaction can impact lawns and gardens and cause stormwater runoff that pollutes the ocean, bays, rivers, streams and lakes. He can also discuss how people can test their yards to see if they have compacted soils.

“Healthy yards begin with healthy soil,” said Yergeau, an assistant professor and agriculture and natural resources agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County and Atlantic County, which are part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. “Keeping your soil from becoming compacted can maintain a healthy lawn and healthy wildlife both above and below the soil.”

A recording of a “Get to the Root of Soil Compaction” webinar by Yergeau is on the Earth Day at Home website:


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