Some common pollutants from the landscape services industry include:
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Dirt and soil
- Grass clippings
Runoff (stormwater and non-stormwater) from the landscape services industry can be a major source of these pollutants, and once released, these harmful pollutants can be transported to our City and County channels and the ocean.
HERE ARE TIPS FOR THE LANDSCAPE SERVICES INDUSTRY TO HELP KEEP OUR WATERWAYS CLEAN:
- Lawn clippings and trimmings gathered by brooms, rakes, or leaf blowers should be disposed of in the green waste container, never in the gutter or storm drain
- Use pesticides and fertilizers only as directed. Do not over-apply these chemicals and never use pesticides or fertilizers when rain is predicted within 48-hours.
Use Drip Irrigation or Hand Water
- Use drip irrigation or hand water with a spray nozzle on the hose to prevent overwatering and water runoff from carrying pollutants into the storm drain.
Proper Landscape Maintenance
- For proper landscape maintenance, make sure to closely follow label directions for the use and disposal of fertilizers and pesticides.
Also, check out our applicable brochures below:
Tips for Landscape & Gardening (Spanish)
Responsible Pest Control
Tips for Residential Pool, Landscape, and Hardscape Drains
REPORT POLLUTION HERE
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