Pulaski County Stormwater – Landscape Maintenance
It’s that time of year again, everything is blooming, the grass needs cutting, and it’s time to fertilize the flower beds. Did you know grass clippings, fertilizer, and soil can potentially pollute local waterways. Here are a few things you can do to cut down on the amount of pollutants entering the waterways.
Leave grass clippings on the ground after mowing. They will retain moisture and provide nutrients to the soil.
Avoid sweeping or blowing landscape debris into the street so the next rain cannot wash it into the storm drains. Rake or sweep the debris into a bag for composting or curbside pickup.
Avoid using a hose to wash landscape debris into the street or storm drains.
Add compost to planting soil and dress with mulch to improve plant growth and reduce stormwater runoff.
Follow directions and avoid overuse of pesticides and fertilizers. Pull weeds by hand when possible.
For more information regarding stormwater contact the Pulaski County Road & Bridge Department or visit the Pulaski County Road & Bridge website: http://pulaskicounty.net/pulaski-county-road-and-bridge/