February 18, 2014

Sludge good for lawns?

I posted a piece on lawn fertilizers a few years ago that touted the benefits of treated sewage sludge on lawns. HRSD (see last posting) used to produce a dandy product called Nutri-Green that was available in our area. Some neighbors even claimed that it deterred deer from visiting their property. That I could applaud too.

But HRSD stopped producing Nutri-Green for the general public a few years ago. It is still available to farmers. It was more economical to privatize the operation versus HRSD building a new compost facility. They still believe that composting the treated "stuff" is the sustainable way to go.

So McGill Environmental now produces a similar product called Soil Builder that several local garden centers carry. Let me know if you like it.