Cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and of course pumpkin spice lattes – fall has officially arrived in Minnesota! It’s the perfect time of year to plant new grass, aerate your soil, pull a few weeds, and take extra steps to ensure your landscape comes back healthy next spring.
Not only are these things good for your lawn, but your local water ways will also thank you! The dead leaves that cover your landscape are full of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous that kill fish, feed algae, and contaminate our waters with bacteria and toxins. As a result, it is extremely important to keep leaves and other yard waste away from stormdrains, which will ultimately protect our lakes, rivers, and streams. Continue reading
Homeowners these days have endless ways to manage stormwater runoff – raingardens, rain barrels, dry wells, native plants, and more! But hold on, what if you’re not a professional landscaper? Not to worry! Capturing and treating runoff has a very simple solution – redirect your downspout! Continue reading
In their latest blog post, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District talks about planting for clean water. Specifically, how planting native plants is beneficial to our waterways and improve surrounding wildlife. Continue reading
Tim Malooly, president of Water in Motion, was recently asked to give advice to homeowner association (HOA) members and community managers about how they can save water – and money – by adopting specific landscape maintenance practices.
While most Minnesota Vikings signage will be removed inside U.S. Bank Stadium to provide a neutral venue for the 2018 Super Bowl game, some things won’t change — and that’s good for the environment.
U.S. Bank Stadium (which was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council this past November) and its surroundings include many sustainable design features. Some are readily visible, like the energy-efficient LED lighting, signage pointing out composting and recycling bins, landscaping that uses native trees and grasses, and easy access to mass transit via light rail and bus service. Some, like stormwater management practices, are less obvious but vitally important, considering the stadium’s proximity to the Mississippi River. Continue reading