Lawn Care Tips that Affect Stormwater
You don't have to spend so much time maintaining your lawn. Simply mowing, watering, fertilizing & raking your yard less, in addition to using no pesticides, may be your way to a healthy and environmentally friendly lawn.
If you utilize these tactics, there will be less stormwater runoff after it rains, resulting in fewer chemicals flowing into the City’s storm drain system. This will translate into fewer pollutants that go into Minneapolis lakes, rivers and creeks. 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 Jan 23, 2017