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Turf Management

Fertilizers and lawn care chemicals can impact groundwater and drinking water sources. Managing your lawn care routine can prevent them from becoming a threat to our waters.

What can you do to prevent contamination?

  • Test your soil and follow recommendations. Do not apply chemicals needlessly – saving you time and money.
  • Read all chemical labels – follow instructions and treatment rates.
  • Never apply more than 1 lb. of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn.
  • Fill fertilizer and chemicals spreaders away from streets and storm drains, in areas that can be properly cleaned up.
  • Apply fertilizer when grass is actively growing.
  • Do not apply fertilizer to frozen ground or before inclement weather.

Attached Document or File MRWA Turf Management Fact Sheet  
Attached Document or File MPCA Lawn Care Tips  
Attached Document or File MPCA Watering Tips