Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose's Parks Division will begin its annual fall fertilization of city parks with a new organic liquid fertilizer beginning Monday, September 12.
According to City of Montrose Parks and Special Projects Superintendent Daniel Payne, traditional chemical fertilizer prices have skyrocketed over the last few years, and the initial inrush of nitrogen caused by these products makes it difficult for parks crews to keep up with maintenance.
"Because of costs, the Parks Division has decided to go with an organic fertilizer this year. The organic fertilizer, made from food scraps, will save the city about half of what traditional fertilizer would cost and the nitrogen added will be a slow release so parks crews can manage the growth but keep the grass green," Payne said.
Following fertilization, parks crews will apply another product that uses microbes to help break down thatch and provide more nitrogen to the turf.
More information about the two products that will be used, WISErg and Quantum Growth, can be found at www.rockymountainbioag.com.
Payne said park patrons who see the large sprayer operating in city parks beginning the week of September 12 should remember that it is applying an organic fertilizer with no harsh chemicals.
For more information contact City Hall at 240.1400.
For more information about city parks visit www.cityofmontrose.org/266/Parks-Trails-Sports-Facilities.