Grass Clippings in the Street

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Fallen leaves and grass clippings can plug storm drains, flooding our roads and harming our creeks. When grass clippings and too many decomposing leaves are put in our streams, unnaturally high levels of nutrients can harm aquatic wildlife.

For best results, keep the mower blade sharp, and mow only when the grass is dry. Grass clippings are a free, high-nitrogen fertilizer. When clippings decompose, they release their nutrients back to the lawn. They contain nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, as well as lesser amounts of other essential plant nutrients.

What we do on land affects our storm water. If it's on the ground, it's in your water. Please do your part and help keep it clean.

For more information, contact Development Services at (405) 390-2999.