​Use manual tools! Rake your leaves!

Don't blow them! Raking leaves can lower your utility bill AND prevent localized flooding by keeping storm drains clear for early winter storms. 

​Sprinkle it wisely!

Check your irrigation system. Water lawns only when needed and turn off automatic sprinklers.  

​Leaves make great mulch!

Put fallen leaves to work in your yard! Put a 3-inch deep layer of mulch around young trees and shrubs, extending the mulch to the drip line. Keep the leaves at least 6 inches away from the base of the tree.​ 

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For more information on landscaping tips, check out www.beriverfriendly.net

To report illegal dumping, plugged storm drains, and other drainage problems: Call 311 or 916-875-4311, go online at www.311.saccounty.net, or download the Sac County 311 Connect mobile app.