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Conservation Tips- To follow the weekly lawn watering guide visit

Please refer to the city website for road construction updates.

Lawn Care and Storm Water Pollution

When mowing, be sure your grass clippings don’t end up in the street, sidewalk or driveway where they can be blown or washed into storm drains. The best way to prevent this is to sweep up and discard the grass clippings or blow the clippings back onto the grass.  Grass clippings are high in phosphorus which is a major pollutant in our waterbodies.

When applying fertilizer or pesticide, be careful not to over spread granular fertilizer onto the streets, gutters, sidewalks, or driveways. If this happens, sweep up any excess amounts, or use a blower and blow back the excess back into the yard to prevent it from eventually going into the storm drain. Fertilizers have a lot of nitrogen, and some have iron, which can stain concrete. The numbers on the fertilizer bag represent the primary nutrients. 

Let us all do our part by not allowing grass clippings or fertilizer to end up on our driveways, streets, gutters, or sidewalks that could eventually get into our storm drain systems. Remember, ”Only rain in the storm drain.” 

Free Gardening Classes at Weber Basin Water Conservancy in Layton. 

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June 2, 8:00 AM Spring Garden Fair

June 13, 6:00 PM Layering the Landscape: Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

June 27, 6:00 PM Succulents

Conserve Water & Save Cash with Weber Basin Rebates Syracuse City receives much of its water from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. Did you know that they offer rebates for installing smart irrigation controllers and low-flow toilets? Water conservation is one of the most efficient ways to ensure we have enough water for our growing population.To make conservation easier for homeowners and businesses, Weber Basin Water provides rebates for various products that help save water. For details, visit their rebate website at .

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