Fertilizer Use in Home Landscapes

Published 2009

Fertilizer use in the home landscape helps maintain an attractive and healthy plant community; however, over application can cause excessive growth. Improperly timing applications can create lush growth at times when plant growth should be minimized. Care should be taken to ensure fertilizer is applied correctly to the intended site. Fertilizer misapplied on sidewalks or on frozen ground has a high probability of becoming a pollutant in streams and rivers. This NebGuide reviews proper fertilizer management practices for home landscapes.

Publication Details


James A. Schild

Gary W. Hergert

Roch E. Gaussoin


Lawn & Garden

Publication Date March 25, 2009
Last Revision Date March 25, 2009
Language English


Series NebGuide