If you must fertilize your lawn, be sure to finish up by November 14.
Maryland Fertilizer Law prohibits fertilizing Maryland lawns between November 15 and March 1.
ABOUT MARYLAND'S LAWN FERTILIZER
Maryland's lawn fertilizer law helps protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients entering its waters from a variety of urban sources, including golf courses, parks, recreation areas, businesses and hundreds of thousands of lawns. Nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, are key ingredients in lawn fertilizer. When it rains, lawn fertilizer can wash into nearby storm drains and streams that empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Once in our waterways, fertilizer contributes to the growth of algae blooms that block sunlight from reaching Bay grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten underwater life. Lawn fertilizer now accounts for approximately 44 percent of the fertilizer sold in Maryland. While certain restrictions on fertilizer use have been in place for farmers since 2001, everyone needs to do their part to protect and restore the Bay. Maryland’s lawn fertilizer law took effect October 1, 2013.
Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers are required to obey fertilizer application restrictions, use best management practices when applying fertilizer, observe fertilizer blackout dates and follow University of Maryland recommendations when fertilizing lawns.
Everyone must follow University of Maryland fertilizer recommendations.
A single fertilizer application may not exceed 0.9 pound total nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft which can
include no more than 0.7 pound of soluble nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft.
Visit extension.umd.edu/hgic for seasonal and yearly nitrogen recommendations.
Lawn care pros should consult the Maryland Professional Lawn Care Manual.
Phosphorus may only be applied when a soil test indicates that it is needed or when a lawn is
being established, patched or renovated.
Fertilizer may not be used to de-ice walkways and driveways.
It is against the law to apply fertilizer to sidewalks or other impervious surfaces. Fertilizer that
lands on these surfaces must be swept back onto the grass or cleaned up.
No fertilizer applications within 10 to 15 feet of waterways.
Do not fertilize lawns if heavy rain is predicted or the ground is frozen.
Do not apply lawn fertilizer between November 15 and March 1.
Enhanced efficiency controlled release products may be applied at no more than 2.5 pounds
per year, with a maximum monthly release rate of 0.7 pound of N per 1,000 sq ft.
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NEELD ESTATE 2019
JULY 4th PARADE and CELEBRATION
THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to help make our Neeld Estate community 4th of July celebration a success! It takes a lot of people to make this event happen and I sincerely thank each and every one of you for all of your help. . . I couldn't have done it without you.
DID YOU KNOW??
Nearly 95% of the land in Maryland drains to
the Chesapeake Bay
Neeld Estate 60's Beach Party
Neeld Estate Old Cottage Photos and more
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Please remember that the WALL along the waterfront is on Private Property.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
The Neeld Estate community would like to thank the many volunteers who help out all year long.
Whatever part you play in making Neeld Estate a better place to live, we want you to know we appreciate your time and efforts. Thank You!!
"It's volunteers that make an extra effort every day to strengthen our relationships in the community and help make Neeld Estate a wonderful
place to live"