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Lake-Friendly Lawns

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Fall Yard Care Tips
Discover how you can put your lawn and garden to bed for the winter and protect our lakes, streams and wetlands too.

Plymouth residents take pride in their homes and their lawns. They also enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities provided by Plymouth’s lakes, streams and wetlands. What many may not know is that their lawn care practices can have a long lasting impact on these valued water resources. That’s because everyone lives in a watershed (PDF).

A watershed is the area that drains surface water (rain, lawn sprinkling and snow) into a lake, stream or wetland. That means that all the water that leaves Plymouth yards – along with the fertilizer, soil and grass clippings that go with it – flows directly into one of these water resources.

There is no need to give up on beautiful lawns to have beautiful lakes. Year-round, homeowners can take steps to ensure the health of their lawns and Plymouth’s lakes.

Season-Long Yard Care Planning Guide (PDF)


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