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Raking leaves up from streetSigns of fall are everywhere. The air is cooler, the animals are gathering food for winter, and the leaves are turning color and blanketing lawns. While we all seem to slow down this time of year, it’s actually the best time to do some annual lawn care to ensure a healthy lawn for next year. It’s also a great time to be on the lookout for aquatic invasive species when you’re removing your boats and water-related equipment from the water.

Here are some tips from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to protect and improve water quality this fall:

Leaf management: Depending on where you live, you may have a lot of leaves falling and covering your yard. While it may be tempting to just let nature take its course, it’s important to mulch...

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