Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Maintaining a quality lawn requires that you use intensive lawn care practices like watering, fertilizing, and/or applying pesticides. A number of best management practices (BMPs) provide safe-guards for preventing the contamination of surface water and groundwater supplies with lawn fertilizer and/or pesticides.
Johnson, Charles B.; Gerwing, James; Graper, David F.; and Wilson, James A., "Managing Lawns to Protect Water Quality: Watering, Fertilizing, and Applying Pesticides" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 16.