Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keep Grass Clippings on Lawn

The Wisconsin DNR is cracking down on stormwater runoff. It is now against city ordinances to mow your grass clippings into the street. The idea here is that they are swept away with the rain to ponds where the nitrogen from the plant material encourages algae growth that starves out the fish. Most of our water goes to storm ponds but some of it does go to natural ponds with fish. If you find you must mow the clippings into the street, you need to sweep them up or blow them back onto the lawn.