Your landscape includes your lawn, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetable garden, and groundcovers. The lawn is likely a prominent part of your landscape. While the lawn may need watering and frequent care, it adds beauty to the community and a well-maintained lawn offers many benefits:
- absorbs rain water runoff
- decreases soil erosion
- promotes neighborhood pride
- reduces the urban heat island effect
- increases property values
- provides space for recreation and relaxation
For more information on sustainable lawn and landscape care, see Publications.
What is stormwater? It's water from rain or melting snow. Watch the video above and learn about rain water runoff and why it can be a problem.
Information presented within the lawn and landscape section of this Water Web site has been reviewed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Stormwater and Greenspace Team. Members include Erin Bauer, Sarah Browning, Kathleen Cue, John Fech, Kelly Feehan, Thomas Franti, Bobbi Holm, Elizabeth Killinger, Katie Pekarek, Steve Rodie, Jim Schild, Dave Shelton.