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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Healthy Yards Equal Healthy Waters

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Fall has arrived in Norfolk—and just in time, following a hot, Norfolk summer.

Now that muggy days are giving way to cool, dry weather, it’s a great time to see what chores are needed to take back your curb appeal. Caring for your lawn sometimes means cutting grass, gathering fallen leaves and adding fertilizer to your soil. And when it does, what you do next is critical…

Don’t rake, sweep, blow it or allow any excess into the street.

Why? Because wind and rain pushes it all down the storm drains and into our waterways where it causes blockages, pollution and kills our fish and crabs. Ugh. Nobody wants that. The good news is, there are ways to keep area storm drains clean AND your lawn healthy at the same time! 

View the City of Norfolk Yard Waste page to learn how to properly dispose of grass clippings and leaves, while saving time, money and water quality! Remember, only rain down the storm drain.

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