Town of Greenville
Public Works Department
Located in the Municipal Building
Behind the Safety Building
All road weight limits have been lifted
Be Green in Greenville!
We all know about the dangerous algae blooms that are taking over our local waters. But did you know that we can help stop that problem and save money at the same time? These algae blooms are caused by an overabundance of phosphorus and other nutrients that are being released into the water. These are then causing the plants and algae in the water to grow out of control, which are depleting oxygen levels in the water and are harming the fish and aquatic life in our waters.
A large part of this harmful nutrient filled runoff is coming from our neighborhoods. Grass clippings contain many nutrients and are a natural source of fertilizer. By leaving the cut grass on the lawn you are fertilizing without spending any money on expensive store bought fertilizers. Although, because grass is a natural fertilizer, any grass clippings that are being left on sidewalks, streets and driveways are washing into the water system and are fertilizing these destructive plants and algae. Grass is also made up of mostly water so by letting the clippings decompose in your yard they will keep your grass moist, therefore saving on watering costs.
Because of the recent ban on phosphorus, Greenville residents are now restricted from using fertilizers that contain phosphorus. This is due to the exceedingly high amounts of phosphorus in our soils which are causing pollution to our local waters. To be able to use phosphorus enriched fertilizers, a soil test needs to be provided that proves the lack of adequate nutrient levels. A soil test will show exactly what nutrients are present in the soil and the levels at which they are at. By testing your soil you are able to choose the fertilizer that best suits your lawns needs. This will help you to get the best results for the least amount of time and money. Many people are over fertilizing their lawns, causing contaminated water runoff and algae blooms. A soil test is a great way to get optimum lawn growth for the least amount of money. Information that gives detailed instructions on how to conduct a proper soil test is available at the Greenville Town Hall and Public Works building.
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Phone: (920) 757-7276