The NJ Department of Environmental Protection reminds everyone that as of November 15, residents cannot apply fertilizer to their lawns until next spring. Likewise, commercial applicators of fertilizer have until December
1 to complete their customer service cycle of late Fall fertilization.
Fertilizer cannot be applied to lawns again until March 1st.
New Jersey's Fertilizer Law is a statewide initiative that was established as a result of the Governor's 10-point action plan to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. It is one of the most stringent fertilizer laws in the country and is designed to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loadings that can drain into New Jersey's surface and groundwater resources.