Lawn Care Tips that Affect Stormwater
You don't have to spend so much time maintaining your lawn. Sound incredible?
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.
Using these tactics, when it rains, there will be less stormwater runoff, 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 streams. The following websites have more information on lawn care:
- For information about planting Rain Gardens and using Rain Barrels, see the Minneapolis Green Initiative web site
- To see more information on Earth-friendly landscaping, see Hennepin County's Earth-friendly 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 types of native plants for your garden, see the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Landscaping with Native Plants website
Last updated Jul 8, 2016