Watershed Information

September makes it feel like fall is coming, but there is still plenty of summer yard work to do! When mowing your lawn, consider mowing it at a higher blade setting so that the shorter clippings stay on your yard.
Left there, the clippings will help to return nutrients to your grass rather than contribute unneeded phosphorus to local lakes and rivers where it can lead to algae blooms. At the least, make sure not to leave piles of clippings on roads, gutters, or sidewalks where they can easily get picked up by stormwater runoff.