Caring for your Yard this Fall
- Let your grass clippings lay. Not only does this reduce waste, the clippings will act as a natural fertilizer for your lawn, releasing nutrients and water into the soil.
- Use fertilizers sparingly and never before rain. When applying fertilizers, avoid spreading them in paved areas where they can easily wash into a stormdrain.
- Plant a native tree! Trees have deep roots that absorb rain water and reduce erosion. Some natives, like the paw paw tree, produce an edible fruit for you to harvest and enjoy.
- Install a rain garden. Rain gardens are bowl shaped gardens planted with native vegetation, that will filter and use stormwater. Plant them in a natural wet area in your yard to reduce flooding.
source: Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy