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Lake home and cabin owners: Help is here!

Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is also home to thousands of lake homes and cabins.

Maintaining your lake home or cabin's septic system soil treatment area:

  • Mow but do not fertilize or water plantings in the drain field/mound.
  • Avoid planting trees, deep-rooted plants, shrubs and vegetables.
  • Stop cutting the grass in the area a few weeks before the rest of the lawn to insulate the area and prevent freezing.
  • Keep all foot and vehicle traffic off the tank, pipes and soil treatment area.

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If you are a lake home or cabin owner, you need to know how to take care of your increasingly valuable property. You need practical information to prevent the septic system from freezing, to stabilize your shoreline, to protect trees from construction damage, and so much more!

The University of Minnesota Extension Service Lake Home & Cabin Kit, Second Edition, has just the answers you are looking for. Conveniently packaged in a three-ring binder, the kit contains information answering more than 50 of the most common questions asked by lake home and cabin owners.

Extension experts have continued to develop new information for this popular resource since it debuted in 2005. The second edition kit answers even more questions—such as what you should know about heating your home or cabin and how to create your own rain garden—and it directs you to Extension programs, publications and websites for more in-depth advice.

Do you want to solve your current lake home and cabin problems, pick up some great tips on increasing the value of your property, and learn more ways to protect the environment? Then order the Lake Home & Cabin Kit, Second Edition. The kit sells for $29.99 plus shipping..

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