1" per week is enough rain/water to keep most lawns healthy. Watering too much or too little is the cause of many common plant problems. You can have healthier plants and save money by giving your lawn/garden only what is needed.Request a Free Rain Gauge (area residents only)View a chart detailing the cost of outdoor watering, based on hose size & time
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Choose native plants, spot treat problem areas, or better yet, consider less toxic alternatives such as beneficial insects. Use the mulching feature on your lawn mower instead of bagging the clippings, or better yet, create your own compost from your yard waste. Learn more about proper yard waste disposal.
Waste must be properly prepared and placed for collection. Leaves swept into the curb will not be collected in Columbus. Dumping yard waste into storm drains or waterways adds excess nutrients to the water, can clog drains & contribute to flooding. Better yet, compost & mulch yard waste.
The Com-Til Compost Facility accepts yard waste free of charge, year round - leaves, branches, trees & shrubs only; no grass clippings or sod. These items are then recycled into mulch. In addition to this facility, Columbus provides weekly yard waste pick-up to 227,000 homes; learn what materials are accepted (includes grass clippings) & how to prepare them for collection.
Other yard waste collection/composting centers are available throughout the year for City of Columbus and Franklin County residents free of charge.
Learn how to protect our environment & green your world.
The We All Live Downstream program offers simple steps you can take at home to prevent water pollution.