Press release date: Wed Sep 1st, 2010
Phosphorus pollutes our water. Use lawn fertilizer with zero percent Phosphorus.
How do you know if your fertilizer contains phosphorus? Check labels and look for the zero! The numers on a fertilizer bag refer to the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium found inside. Phosphorus is always the middle number.
Rain can was fertilizer into the street and storm drain and directly into our streams, lakes and reservoirs stimulating algae growth and diminishing water quality.
Westchester County law requires that: no lawn fertilizers be applied between Dec. 1 and april 1; no fertilizers be applied to impervious surfaces such as parking lots, driveways, roads or sidewalks; no fertilizers be applied within 20 feet of any surface water; and, as of Jan. 1, 2011, the law will regulate the use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus.