How you care for your lawn affects our local waterways. Caring for your lawn in a way that prevents pollutants from going into local streams and rivers can have an impact.
All Year Long- Clean up pet waste.
Spring – Install a rain barrel or add a rain garden to your yard and put rainwater to work for you.
Sharpen mower blades and set to the highest setting (3 to 4″) Tall grass equals deep roots and fewer weeks.
Summer – After mowing, sweep grass clippings back onto your grass for a thicker and greener lawn. Grass clippings and other materials pollute our local water and cause problems for sewer crews.
Water your grass with 1″ of water per week or let it go dormant. Established lawns can recover from dormancy during a drought period.
Fall – Mulch leaves with your mower to put nutrients back on your lawn. Put extra leaves, branches and twigs in your waste bags with the appropriate tag, and set out for collection. Fall fertilizer is good because it encourages a deep root system.
Winter – During the winter you can look forward to spring by making your yard plan for next year.