Grass Fertilizer Affects Health of Pond

Question: Does grass fertilizer affect the health of my pond?

Answer: 100%. Most retention ponds are built on a slope, where the resident’s backyard gently declines into the pond. If they fertilize closer than 15 feet is what’s recommended, the first rainstorm will flush it all in, and the retention pond’s job is to settle those nutrients out, and the way it does that is by growing algae. The fact is, it’s not that we’re trying, requesting that residents not fertilize their yard, not take care of it, but we’re trying to express that there is no need to put fertilizer that close to a pond, because all the nutrients their grass needs to be healthy is already there right beside the pond.

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