Lawn Care Tips that Affect Stormwater
You don't have to spend so much time maintaining your lawn. Mowing, watering, fertilizing & raking your yard less, in addition to using no pesticides, is a great way to make your lawn healthy and environmentally friendly.
Using these tactics will produce less stormwater runoff after it rains, meaning fewer chemicals flowing into the City’s storm drain system and fewer pollutants going into our lakes, creeks and the Mississippi River. The following websites have more information on lawn care:
- To see more information on Earth-friendly landscaping, see Hennepin County's Earth-Friendly Home Landscaping Guide
- Check out Hennepin County's brochure on Ten Thing You Can Do To Improve Minnesota's Lakes, Rivers & Streams
- For information on benefits and native plant types for your garden, see the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Landscaping with Native Plants website
Last updated Feb 21, 2018