Reminder: Don’t fertilize lawn until spring

dew on blades of grass
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Your lawn is dormant now, so there’s no need to fertilize.

And in New York State, you’re not permitted to use any kind of chemical fertilizer on your lawn from Dec. 1 to April 15.

By prohibiting fertilizer application in winter, the New York State Nutrient Runoff Law aims to keep these chemicals from running off your lawn and polluting our waterways.

Get some tips on green practices for your lawn and garden here from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

2 Comments on “Reminder: Don’t fertilize lawn until spring

  1. As a master gardener this fertilizing info is new to me but it makes good sense. Actually the best time to fertilize is early fall if I remember correctly.

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