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Monthly Tip: October

What do leaves and storm drains have in common?

Hopefully nothing!

Please always bag or compost your leaves. Never rake leaves into the street or into the storm drain. Although they are “natural,” leaves not only clog drains, they also alter the ecosystems of local water bodies when dumped in larger amounts than would naturally fall there.

Other stormwater-friendly lawn tips for this time of year include:

  • If you fertilize more than once a year, consider cutting back just to September.
  • More is not always better! Use only the amount directed.
  • Check the weather forecast, and don’t apply fertilizer when rain is predicted.
  • Clean up any spills by sweeping the product back onto the lawn. Never sweep fertilizer toward a paved surface or a storm drain!