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Changes Coming to Lawn Fertilization Programs

January 30th, 2013 | Posted by John Rice in Fertilizers | Lawn Maintenance
  • The excess nitrogen and phosphorous coming off our lawns when we irrigate or when it rains is increasingly an issue for our towns. All synthetic and some organic fertilizers are water-soluble—so they leach out into storm water run-off and/or the water table. Towns are mandated to clean up that polluted water and the algae filled ponds, lakes, rivers, etc.
  • Massachusetts has become the 13th state to pass a law restricting nitrogen and phosphorous use by professionals. The regulation will come out sometime this year. This new law is about keeping our drinking water safe as well as reducing pollution clean-up costs.
  • Guys, don’t panic, you can still have green lawns. There are water insoluble fertilizers that don’t run off, providing nutrients for the roots as they are needed.

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