Natural Yard Care
Save money, save resources, have a beautiful landscape, and protect Puget Sound waters...all at the same time!
Puyallup's Stormwater web pages offer tips and resources for caring for your yard naturally and reducing stormwater runoff pollution at home. While homeowners strive for a picture-perfect yard, lawn and landscaping, most also don't want to wash their 'money down the drain'. Learning to follow a few, simple yard care guidelines for watering, planting, and fertilizing/feeding will help your yard, your pocket book, and protect our natural water resources!
Read through this, and other Puyallup Stormwater web pages listed below to learn about ways to care for your yard and home, while being 'green' and environmentally conscious.
Check out the National Tree Benefit Calculator from www.treebenefits.com and see the impact a single tree can make. A tree planted at home can increase your property value and provide a number of environmental benefits.
You've heard that Puget Sound is polluted, right? Think about this: nearly 75% of the pollutants in Puget Sound come from stormwater runoff. That's rainwater from roadways, carrying oil and pollutants; irrigation runoff carrying pesticides & fertilizer; and soap from residential car washing.