Candidates Water Quality Forum
Fish Creek Stakeholders Group
Flat Creek Watershed Management
Septic Maintenance Cost-Share Program
Trout Friendly Lawns Program
Wastewater Planning Resources
Trout Friendly Lawn Certification
Gold Level Trout Friendly Lawn Certification
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Please choose a minimum of 3 from each category
A. Test your soil to determine how much and what proportion of nutrients your landscape actually needs. Contact Teton Conservation District for more information (
B. Leave clippings on the lawn - they may provide enough nitrogen.
C. Use organic fertilizers such as compost, compost tea, etc.
D. Don’t fertilize if not needed.
Be Water Wise
A. Establish a no-mow zone, an area where you let the grass grow tall and reduce irrigation in that area.
B. Mulch and/or install drip irrigation for flower beds, shrubs and trees to reduce evaporation and weeds.
C. Ensure adequate organic matter in soil to improve water holding capacity, thus needing less water.
D. Install sensors or smart controllers to automatically turn off your irrigation system when it rains.
E. Invest in an irrigation audit and follow the recommendations.
Plant Natives & Maintain Streamside Buffers
A. Keep existing native plants, shrubs and trees – especially near the stream!
B. Maintain a 20 ft. buffer of native shrubs like willows, alders, or sedges along stream banks.
C. Convert your lawn (or other areas) from Kentucky blue grass or non-native species to drought-tolerant native plants that require less water, fertilizer, and maintenance.
D. Invest in a consultation with a landscape architect or landscaper specializing in native plants and follow the recommendations.
Use Herbicides and Pesticides Appropriately
A. Know what weeds you are dealing with, when it is best to treat them and what is the most effective herbicide or pesticide to apply. More information is available on Teton County Weed and Pest website (
B. Request a noxious and invasive weed audit by TCWP and follow the recommendations.
C. Use natural herbicides and pesticides when appropriate.
D. Never water after application of herbicides or pesticides
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