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Summer Gardening - Keep It Growing!
June 8, 2022
Class Presentation(PDF, 4MB)
Resource List(PDF, 186KB)
Our yards can enhance the beauty of our homes, be a source of pride and be a great place for relaxing. But when we take care of our lawns and gardens, we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of yard waste and overuse chemicals that are bad for the environment and our families’ health.
By making some simple changes in how we care for our yards, we can have great looking landscapes that are easier to care for and healthier for families, pets, wildlife and our environment.
Start with these 5 steps:
Adding compost and mulch will improve the health of your soil and your garden, while reducing your water bill, improving water quality in our creeks, and making your yard lower maintenance.
Get to know your yard and its unique set of conditions. Where is it sunny, shady, dry, or wet?
Water wisely to keep your plants healthy. Too much or too little water can stress plants and make them targets to pests and disease.
Use chemical pesticides as a last resort. Overuse of these products can damage soil health and plant life, as well as our local creeks and wildlife.
Grow a healthy lawn with less water, chemicals, and work!
Call our 24/7 pollution and flooding hotline
For non-emergency drainage or stormwater concerns, visit Our Kirkland
Public Works - City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
Natural Yard Care - Yard care tips and resources
Garden Hotline - Individualized, free gardening help
Noxious Weeds in King County
Managing Rain Water Around Your Home(PDF, 1MB)
Allowing yard chemicals, sediment, and lawn clippings to enter the street and storm drain is against the law (KMC 15.52.90) and could be subject to clean-up cost recovery charges and fines.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
New Waste Contract
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Kirkland Parks Play it Safe Website