Mashpee Enacts Lawn Fertilizer Regulations

After overwhelming approval at Town Meeting, unanimous approval by the Cape Cod Commission and approval by the Attorney General, the Town of Mashpee has now added lawn fertilizer regulations to the Town Code.  These regulations strongly recommend that only one to two pounds of nitrogen be applied per 1,000 square feet of lawn area.  Phosphorus in lawn fertilizers should only be applied on new lawns or lawns where a soil test indicates a real need.

This Nitrogen Control Bylaw, Chapter 107 of the Town Code, includes the following performance standards that anyone who fertilizes their lawn areas must abide by: (more…)