Did you know it is illegal to add phosphorus fertilizer to your lawn without a soil test? That may seem bizarre, but fertilizers and other chemicals added to our yards can run off inter waterways when it rains. Check out this brochure, Fertilizing the Lawn, from MassDEP for more information PLUS information on how to get a soil test for your yard.
You can perform your own test at home by simply walking across your lawn. This will help you determine if your yard is thirsty. Learn more about the Walk Test and tips for your yard here: Greenscapes Lawn Care.