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Look for the Zero in the middle number

Fertilizing? Look for the Zero

If your lawn needs fertilizing, only buy products that are phosphorus-free. Check the bag for a set of three numbers showing the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Buy a bag with a “0” in the middle. See our other sustainable landscaping tips.

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DECinfo Locator

This interactive map lets you access many DEC documents and other public data about the environmental quality of specific sites in NYS, as well as information about sites for outdoor recreation. More than 50 data layers are available.