The new law prohibits the application of any fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium on lawns or non-agricultural turf between December 1 and April 1. According to the law, fertilizers can be used between April 2 and November 30 but with restrictions.
Under the provisions of the law, only lawn fertilizer with less than 0.67 percent by weight phosphate content may be applied legally. Application of any fertilizer on lawns or non-agricultural turf within 20 feet of a water body or on paved surfaces is restricted. Additionally, retailers must display phosphorus fertilizer separately from phosphorus-free fertilizer and must... more