Most people don’t know that leaves are such a problem for our lakes this time of year. The trouble is, leaves naturally contain phosphorus, a nutrient that wreaks havoc on our waterways by stimulating excessive weed growth.
But there are ways YOU can make a difference and help stop seasonal nutrient loading to Green Lake this fall!
Rake leaves out of the street and away from gutters
Never rake leaves into the lake
Use a lawn mower to mulch leaves
Add leaves to a compost pile
Speak to your lawn service provider about these practices
Remember that one pound of phosphorus can fuel the growth of 500 pounds of algae in our lakes. With that in mind, every leaf counts!