New Ban on Synthetic Fertilizers

 

 

If you garden, and especially if you have a lawn, beware. New laws could soon limit the kind of fertilizer you apply to your lawn.

Fertilizers with phosphorus will be banned in some areas by 2008.

In some areas of the U.S. the phosphorus levels are reaching dangerous levels in city water supplies and surface waters.

High phosphorus levels can kill fish and promotes the growth of algae and other aquatic plants.

Homeowners should start planning on using natural fertilizers for lawns and gardens.

Sources:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-8/115651743142400.xml&coll=6

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/fertilizer.htm

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