Your landscape is one part of a large system involved with watersheds. Watersheds are large areas that drain into common lakes, rivers or oceans. Nature knows no property lines. A rainstorm or excessive irrigation can wash pesticides and fertilizers from your landscape and pollute your neighbor’s lawn and local waterways.
As yard debris decomposes, nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are released into the water. This causes algae blooms, which are unsightly and can kill fish. Recycling your yard debris makes up part of a lawn care plan designed to produce a healthy yard with savings in time, energy, and money. At the same time, this yard care plan will benefit your community and the environment.
Do your doody, pick up after your pet! Pet waste is full of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. When pet waste is left on the ground, all of the bacteria and viruses in that pet waste are picked up by rainwater and washed down the storm drain into surrounding waterways. This makes waterways unsafe for humans due to high bacteria levels.