Green is the New PiNK!

Excess nutrients, like Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium (P-N-K) from fertilizers, can enter our streams and cause too much plant growth.  Plants, like algae, can rob aquatic life, like fish and aquatic insects, of oxygen and might hurt them along the way!

How did these extra nutrients get in our water you may ask? Through our storm drains!

Follow these easy fertilizing tips to help maintain healthy lawns and streams.

  • Use a slow release fertilizer.
  • Use only the amount of fertilizer or compost that is recommended. More is not better.
  • Keep fertilizer and pesticide overspray off sidewalks and driveways.
  • Wash off fertilizer spreaders on the lawn, not on the sidewalk, street, or driveway.
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn so their nutrients can be recycled.