THE CITY OF ALTOONA WILL OFFER YARD WASTE DROP – OFF FOR CITY
RESIDENTS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) BEGINNING
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011 THROUGH TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 FROM
8:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. AT THE CITY HIGHWAY YARD, 5010 6TH AVENUE,
ALTOONA.(BESIDE WTAJ TV-10 STUDIOS)
ALL ITEMS MUST BE IN BROWN COMPOST BAGS. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE CITY HIGHWAY YARD AT
Please visit altoonapa.gov for more information.
Have you ever had a brown patch with a reddish tinge on your lawn and wondered what it is? If it’s not spray paint or your kid’s paintball gun, it’s probably red thread lawn disease. Red thread is not the deadliest lawn disease, but you don’t want to take it lightly. Severe cases of this disease can kill the grass completely.
Red thread lawn disease is common in red fescue grass and perennial ryegrass. Bermuda, bentgrass and Kentucky bluegrass are sometimes affected.
Read more about red thread lawn disease
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When working with your lawn mower, read your operator’s manual and pay close attention to all warning labels.
Wear proper clothing when mowing your yard; including a tucked-in shirt, long pants and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Secure or remove loose articles of clothing or jewelry so they don’t catch on the equipment.
Walk the mowing area first and clear any tools, toys, yard debris or other objects that could get thrown by the mower’s blade.
Before you start your lawn mower, check to make sure all safety guards and shields are in place.
Keep children inside and under supervision while mowing your yard. Never give children “rides” on a riding lawn mower. As a result, your children may run up behind you as you’re mowing, expecting another ride, where you can’t see or hear them.
Be careful not to run over your own toes when walking backward with a walk-behind mower.
When mowing in hot weather, make sure to drink plenty of water and rest frequently.
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