Impact of turfgrass fertilization on nutrient losses through runoff and leaching

Start Date: 01/04/2013 | End Date: 31/03/2018

Results of this study show that properly maintained turfgrass reduces runoff volume and P losses compared to unmaintained turf. These results will be helpful to government agencies and municipalities considering the implementation of bylaws to restrict the use of fertilizers on turfgrass to protect water bodies. Our results will also be helpful for Canadian sod growers by promoting the positive environmental impact that healthy turfgrass can have to improve water quality.