Landscaping for Springs Protection
Our Springs need our help! Water quality, clarity, and levels have been decreasing in many of our springs. The keys to protecting springs are:
- Reducing Nutrients and
- Reducing Water Use
Even if you don't live near a spring you may be affecting the springs because the water that soaks into the ground at your house may travel through underground tunnels and caves to springs miles away. Harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides may be leached from your yard and end up in our springs.
When we use water to irrigate our lawns, wash our clothes and dishes, etc.- we may be contributing to the lower water levels at nearby springs.
To protect springs, minimize the use of irrigation and chemicals. Learn more HERE.