Preventing Pollution Problems from Lawn and Garden Fertilizers

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Pamphlet
Abstract: 

Increased use of home lawn and garden fertilizers causes concern about pollution of lakes and groundwaters. This 2-page fact sheet discusses the ways and likelihood of phosphorus and nitrogen contaminating surface and groundwaters. Suggests soil testing before deciding whether to fertilize lawns, gardens, and landscape plants with phosphorus and nitrogen. Three tables give phosphorus fertilizer suggestions based on soil test results. Presents guidelines for fertilizer application and landscape maintenance. For homeowners.

Author: 
C. J. Rosen, D. H. Taylor, and D. B. White
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Pollution Prevention
Water
Lake
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Producer / Landowner
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
2 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1994
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$ .50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FS-2923-SEEK