Spring Yard Care

Save money and get a healthier lawn by fertilizing properly.

Save money and get a healthier lawn by fertilizing properly.

Did you know that it may not be necessary to fertilize your lawn each Spring? Overfertilizing is actually bad for turf. Check out our yard care page for tips on how you can get a lawn that’s better for the environment and your wallet!

Clean water begins with you and me!

image of people cleaning up stream

Durham residents clean up a stream

An estimated two-thirds of North Carolina’s water pollution is caused by polluted runoff, also called stormwater pollution. This runoff comes from our streets, lawns, and rooftops. It carries dirt, oil, fertilizer, pet waste, and many other pollutants directly to our streams, lakes, and rivers.

Our waterways provide drinking water, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat. These uses are threatened by the harmful effects of stormwater pollution.

You can help! Explore this website to learn simple things you can do to help protect our water resources.

Watershed Facts

The Neuse River Basin contains a 100-foot canyon carved by the river near Goldsboro.

Did you know?

In North Carolina, 364,732 acres of shellfish beds have been closed due to bacteria, with 90% of the areas closed due to stormwater runoff pollution.

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