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.