Don’t use fertilizer with phosphorus

Most soils in Bloomington are already high in phosphorus. Adding more is unnecessary and can be damaging to the environment. City code prohibits the use of fertilizer that contains phosphorus. 

Before you purchase or apply fertilizer to your lawn, check the numbers on the label. There will be three numbers, and the middle number should be zero. The first number shows the amount of nitrogen, the second is phosphorus and the third is potassium.

For more information, visit blm.mn/phosphorus or call 952-563-4870.