Tag: storm water

Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC this Spring? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is another good alternative … Continued

When the leaves lose their luster. Yard Waste Pick Up December 2-6, 2019.

Keep our rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams clean —  Bag Your Leaves! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains can cause flooding, and large amounts of leaves in our water can lead to an excess of decaying organic material in … Continued

Storm Water and Fertilizer

With warm weather (hopefully) coming, here is something to think about as you begin to prep your lawn for summer: Apply lawn fertilizers according to the label. Never over-apply and never apply before rain showers. Runoff, potentially carrying the extra nutrients from lawn and garden fertilizers, drains through catch basins, which flow into streams and … Continued