Yard Waste Management
A heathy and beautiful lawn starts with a deep root system and can be attained with some basic steps. A heathy root system will also increase the absorption of rain water to decrease run off as well as make the grass more drought resistant. Use the guide below for the steps for a healthy lawn.
Feel your yard needs a little more help? Using Milorganite Fertilizer is a environmentally conscious choice. The name stands for "Milwaukee Organic Nitrogen" and is manufactured by MMSD. Learn more about Milorganite at the link below.
Leaves are an organic material that is full of nutrients that rejuvenates the soil. By recycling your leaves through mowing them into mulch in the fall, using them as mulch in your garden and flower beds, or adding to your composting bin, you will reduce the leaves getting into streams, rivers, and Lake Michigan. By reducing the amount of leaves getting into our water ways you are reducing the nitrogen levels in the waters that can negatively affect the balance of aquatic life and plant growth.
Being a responsible pet owner means picking up and properly disposing of the waste in the trash. Pet waste is considered a pollutant and can pass parasites, bacteria, and pavovirus to other pets. The Village of Fox Point has pet waste stations throughout the village that have both bags to pick up and garbage containers to deposit the waste. See the map below for locations.
The Importance of Picking up Poop
Wisconsin winters can be challenging for residents to balance handling of snow and ice for the safety of individuals going about their daily lives and well as being environmentally conscious. Please review the information in the link below for guidelines to keep in mind when dealing with what winter brings.