Reminder: Cutoff Date for Fertilizing Lawns is December 1
If you plan to fertilize your lawn this fall, remember that it is against NYS law to fertilize lawns between December 1 and April 1.
Visit DEC’s Lawn Fertilizer webpage for more information. The law does not apply to agricultural fertilizer or fertilizer for gardens.
Choose a Lawn Fertilizer With No Phosphorus
Lawn fertilizer can have unnecessary phosphorus that runs into water-bodies. Excess phosphorus in freshwater lakes and ponds can cause algae overgrowth, with serious impacts to the environment and public health.