Canoe Brook Lake Association

Trumbull, CT. est. 1973

Underground Oil Tanks

Check for leaks: Check pipes, valves, hoses, fittings, and pumps for leaks Have tank inspected by a professional. Install an above ground tank. Check with DEP for underground tank removal incentives (860) 424-3370.

Lawn Fertilizer

Fertilizers and pesticides can help produce a lush lawn, but they must be used according to instructions to prevent water quality problems. Compost mixed with your soil can provide some of the organic matter and nutrients your soil needs without using commercial preparations. Test Your Soil First! Only fertilize based on your soil needs.Retest soil […]

Maintain Your Automobile

Check for leaks – use sawdust or cat litter to soak up spills. Double bag and put in trash. Use a drop cloth and container to collect fluids when doing routine maintenance. Recycle fluids at an authorized collection site. Wash car over gravel or grass. Use minimum of water and biodegradable phosphate-free soap. Never pour […]

Septic Systems Maintenance

Pump out your system every 2-3 years by a licensed septic service company. Use nontoxic cleaning products. Avoid using septic tank cleaning compounds. Do compost Don’t compost

Mowing Guide

This is how high you should mow your grass in spring and summer for these common grass types: Summer length — 3” Spring length — 1 1/2 – 2” Grasscycle! Leave grass clippings on the lawn. They return nutrients to your lawn and reduce the need for additional fertilizers. Keep mower blades sharp.

Fertilizer Facts & Rates

Fertilizer labels always display three numbers in the same order, (i.e., 10-6-4). They represent the % by weight of three important nutrients: Nitrogen (N) – for green, leafy growth Phosphorus (P) – for root and bud growth Potassium (K) – for disease and drought tolerance Example: A bag of 10-6-4 fertilizer has 10% nitrogen, 6% […]

Reduce Runoff On Your Property

Use gravel, interlocking stones, or bricks instead of concrete and asphalt. Landscape with berms and swales to catch and filter runoff. Plant native grasses, shrubs, and trees to slow runoff, prevent soil erosion, and increase water absorption. Plant vegetation using a concave approach — water flows toward the plant and filters down into the ground.

Pet Waste

Pick up your pet’s waste when out walking; then flush the waste down the toilet, or Bury your pet’s waste 6” deep; keep it away from vegetable gardens, wells, or nearby water bodies. Remove pet waste from play areas. Clean up pet waste from play areas. Clean up pet waste from sidewalks, paved areas, around […]


Early morning is the best time to water to discourage disease. 1 – 1 1/2” per week is plenty of water for most lawns. Water slowly; wet the soil to a depth of 4-6 inches. Make sure sprinkler heads are watering greenery – not pavement. Avoid water runoff from the lawn. Avoid light, frequent watering. […]

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