Protect Our Waters While Fertilizing!
The Township’s lakes, streams, wetlands, drains and natural watercourses are precious assets and must be preserved. Certain compounds containing nitrogen and phosphorus commonly found in fertilizers may contribute to the excessive and detrimental growth of algae and aquatic plants. On March 28, 2010, the Township Board enacted an ordinance to regulate the application of fertilizers used in the Township by registering commercial applicators and by providing guidelines for fertilizer application rates. The following documents provide guidance regarding Fertilizer Ordinance provisions and the registration process. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Engineering & Environmental Services Department at 248.594.2800 or send an email to email@example.com.
The Fertilizer Ordinance requires that all Institutional and Commercial Fertilizer Applicators applying fertilizer within Bloomfield Township be registered. Following registration, applicators meeting the guidelines of the Fertilizer Ordinance will be listed below.
2017 Registered Applicators
Why Use a Low-Phosphorus, Slow-Release Fertilizer?
Understanding Fertilizer Labels - Easy as 1-2-3!
All fertilizers are labeled with three numbers that provide the percentage weight of nitrogen (N), phosphate (P), and potash (K). To protect waterways that are easily polluted by very small amounts of phosphorus and/or nitrogen, select a zero-phosphorus fertilizer. Soil in the Township is naturally rich in phosphorus and does not need it in fertilizers.
Soil Assessment Information
Several local landscapers and nurseries offer soil nutrient load evaluation and soil testing for a fee. Please visit the Oakland County MSU – Extension webpage to find out more about this service.
Questions For Your Lawn Care Provider
1. Have you read and do you understand Bloomfield
Township’s fertilizer regulations?
2. Are you using a slow-release Nitrogen formula?
3. Are you using a fertilizer containing phosphorus (P)?
4. Are you fertilizing areas within 25 feet (or more) of
a lake, stream, drain, river, wetland or any other
For more information regarding the Fertilizer Ordinance please contact the Engineering & Environmental Services Department at 248.594.2800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phosphorus Free Fertilizer
Updated March 2018