Better Gardening Practices

Never allow gardening products or polluted water to enter the street, gutter or storm drain.  These tips can help to ensure your gardening and landscaping practices are “Stormwater Safe.”

  • Protect stockpiles and materials from wind and rain by storing them under tarps or secured plastic sheeting. 
  • Prevent erosion of slopes by planting fast-growing, dense ground-covering plants.  These will shield and bind the soil.
    Plant native vegetation to reduce the amount of water, fertilizers and pesticides applied to the landscape. 
  • Never apply pesticides and fertilizer when rain is predicted within the next 48 hours.
  • To learn more, download our Tips for Landscape & Gardening brochure..