[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 4-13-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It has been determined that the use of fertilizers containing phosphorus, and their eventual presence in stormwater runoff, constitutes a threat to the water quality of the Borough of Netcong, which is inimical to the general welfare. It is the purpose of this chapter to decrease the use in the Borough of fertilizers containing phosphorus.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LAWN FERTILIZER
- Any substance used to increase soil fertility which contains phosphorus exceeding 0.5% expressed as P205 on a dry basis.
No person, firm, corporation or franchise shall apply fertilizer to lawns within the Borough of Netcong which contains phosphorus exceeding 0.5% expressed as P205 on a dry basis.
Lawn fertilizer shall not be applied when the ground is frozen.
Fertilizer applications shall not be made within 10 feet of any wetland or body of water.
Newly established turf areas shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter for the first growing season.