Just Mulch It
Need an alternative to bagging your lawn clippings? Try mulching it. This beneficial practice can help provide much-needed nutrients to your lawn without adding thatch. The results are a well-maintained, lush green lawn that saves you time and effort.
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Take a few minutes to check your sprinklers
As the warm weather comes on, so do sprinkler systems. Keep your sprinklers in shape by doing a simple checkup this season. Turn on the system and look for broken heads, misting or sprinklers watering the streets. Make a note and get problems fixed to save water all year long.
Visit our Water Conservation Video Series for simple solutions to common irrigation problems.
Save even more
Thinking about redesigning your landscape? Add water-wise and Oklahoma native plants instead of
cool-season grasses such as tall fescue. Drought-tolerant plants are attractive and require less water and maintenance. Black-Eyed Susan and Blanket Flower attract butterflies to the garden. Russian Sage and Yucca provide unique texture. Catmint and Rosemary introduce fragrant foliage to the landscape.
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News & Alerts
Like you, staff with the Oklahoma City Utilities Department are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on our community. We are working closely with City and State officials, as well as experts with the City-County Health Department, to ensure a swift response in this ever-changing situation. See our current response to this emergency and how we are changing our operations to continue to serve you.
Note to Customers: For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, the Utilities Department will not pick up any bagged trash, including bagged grass and/or landscape clippings, set out alongside trash carts, or on bulky waste days. You may still use your Big Blues for regular weekly trash, and set out furniture, fencing, tree limbs and other items for your bulky pick-up. For more information, see our COVID-19 response page.