Lawn Care

Best practices for lawns


  • Compost yard waste instead of leaving it to be carried into waterways. The compost can be reapplied to your lawn or garden, saving you money.
  • Use fertilizers sparingly and not immediately before a forecasted rain.
  • Sweep grass clippings from the street, sidewalk and driveway back into the yard so they don't wash down the storm drains with the next rain.
  • Plant native grasses and plants over bare spots in your yard to help retain water.
  • Rake leaves in the fall in a timely manner and always dispose of them properly. This will help storm drains from clogging and pollution in stormwater. Never sweep or dump leaves in the street or storm drains.