Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC during these days at home? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is another good alternative to chemical fertilizers.

If you use too much fertilizer, the excess will just wash away in the next rain, polluting your local waterways. Want more tips? Visit our City of Woburn  Stormwater Info Page or www.mysticriver.org/stormwater