Raise The Blade

Raising your lawnmower blade so that the grass is three inches or longer after mowing can improve the health of your soil, your lawn, and Lake Champlain.

Healthy soils help your lawn capture rainwater that has picked up pollutants on the ground surface. As the water soaks in, phosphorus and other pollutants are filtered by the soil. This cleanses the water that soaks in and reduces stormwater runoff from the surface, helping to make Lake Champlain cleaner.

Your Lawn Mower Blade Is Adjustable.

Cutting your lawn to 3″ will allow roots to grow deeper, aerating the soil and helping the soil hold more water.

  • What is the TMDL?

  • What is Phosphorus?

  • What You Can Do?

  • What is Being Done?