Fertilizer and Pollution.
Lawn fertilizers are often implicated as a major source of phosphate pollution. When improperly applied, spilled onto streets, sidewalks and driveways both organic or manufactured fertilizer will pollute our groundwater, lakes and streams. Research shows with proper application, lawn fertilizer does not pollute. When phosphates are applied to soils, they quickly bind to soil particles, much like a magnet picks up paper clips. Soil-bound phosphates contribute to pollution when