For maximum wildlife, water quality and soil health benefits, leave your flower beds and other landscaping in place this fall.  When you do tidy up in the spring, consider trimming your plants down to ground-level but leaving the roots in place.  Also, fall is a great time to test your soil and to start a new native plant bed from seed, such as a pollinator pocket garden.  Check out Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District’s website for additional resources.

The Euclid Creek Watershed Program of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District reminds us that our home is the first line of defense for the health of Lake Erie – and that you can help be the solution to storm water pollution and contribute to the health of our Great Lake. See their website to learn how!