What does the term land use mean?
The way land is used effects the amount of nitrogen that flows from it to our groundwater. Undeveloped land transferred almost no nitrogen to groundwater. At the household level, natural, undisturbed wooded areas transmit significantly less nitrogen to groundwater than do cleared lands, lawns, and driveways. To minimize your nitrogen footprint with respect to land use you can leave as much of your property in its original state as possible. The natural vegetation that grows there will be more efficient at removing nitrogen than any man-man surface, including lawns.

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