Science based lawn maintenance and fertilizer recommendations to reduce lawn fertilizer runoff.
Because large land areas devoted to lawns in New England are located adjacent to ponds, lakes, rivers, and coastal shorelines, nutrient losses from lawns may contribute significantly to the degradation of receiving waters. Because of water quality concerns and the need of revisions in lawn fertilization recommendations, this document was created to give updated lawn N and P fertilizer recommendations and management practices with the best information available based on science. In cases where the research is not complete or lacking, recommendations are given based on the best understanding that is currently available. Recommendations will be applicable to both surface and ground water concerns, and will cover intensive to non- intensive lawn management. (2008) ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Published by the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.