Details for CHESTERFIELD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC

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9901 LORI ROAD SUITE 402, CHESTERFIELD, VA 23832

Fertilize your yard responsibly this spring. Or you might be surprised at what blooms. To ferTilize or noT To ferTilize, that is the question. Lawncare practices such as fertilizing and applying pesticides can have an adverse effect on local waterways if not done with care. Runoff from yards can enter storm drains and nearby creeks carrying pollutants without any treatment. Fertilizers cause algal blooms that block sunlight and deplete oxygen in lakes and other waterways. Before fertilizing, test the soil in your yard to determine the pH and nutrient needs. Soil test kits are available at Chesterfield County Public Library locations and the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension office. Follow the recommendations of your soil test. It will determine the amount and type of fertilizer your lawn needs and when to apply it. www.chesterfield.gov/272/Environmental-Engineering chesterfield.gov/connectwithus