FERTILIZERS - These are essentially nutrients used by plants to live. Most fertilizers contain nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium but can other elements as well. Nutrients from fertilizers, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, promote algae blooms and excessive plant growth in our waterways. This depletes oxygen in making it unavailable to fish and other aquatic life as it limits the sunlight into the water.
- APPLY FERTILIZERS EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT THEM
- IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR SOIL BY ADDING COMPOST AND USING ORGANIC MULCHES
- USE FERTILIZERS SPARINGLY
- LEAVE GRASS CLIPPINGS ON YOUR LAWN AS A NATURAL FERTILIZER
- COVERE FERTILIZERS IN STORAGE AREAS TO AVOID MIXING THEM WITH RAIN
For more information on growing and keeping your lawn nice and green – visit www.extension.unh.edu
A better garden fertilizer to help with your garden grow – mix together and have a complete organic fertilizer.
- Kelp meal – ½ part
- Bone meal – 1 part
- Dolomitic lime – ½ part
- Soybean meal – 4 parts
- Agricultural lime – ½ part
Remember it may cost a little more than other fertilizers but this is good for you and the environment and what a way to grow your vegetables! Also, remember to keep these items well marked and in a safe place.
What do I do with Latex paint?
Latex paint can last up to 10 years, if it has not been frozen and thawed repeatedly and mixes up when stirred. You can test it by making sure there are no lumps in the paint by brushing it on newspaper. If you do not want to keep the cans of paint, consider donating them to local groups that may use it in theatre productions. To dispose of leftover paint, open the can and let it dry. You can speed up this process by adding kitty litter, sand or sawdust. Once paint has dried remove from the can, and put it in the regular trash. You can recycle the can.