Though fertilizers help plants grow, when used in excessive amounts, fertilizers can harm water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Fertilizers are high in phosphorus and nitrogen. When it rains, these nutrients are carried by stormwater and their conveyance system into water bodies like the Roaring Fork River. Nutrient overload causes algae to bloom, decreasing the amount of oxygen in the water and suffocating aquatic wildlife causing fish to die.
Practice Thinking Ahead & Thinking Green
Think of the people downstream and the health of our waters when applying fertilizer. Practicing environmental stewardship starts at home. Everyone loves a beautiful lawn however there are plenty of environmentally safe products one can choose to replace common fertilizers. Think Green!