Dr. Leesa Souto and colleagues recently published a peer-review scientific journal article evaluating the effectiveness of residential fertilizer ordinances on Florida’s west coast.Read more
Join us for our March 5 Brown Bag event with Sally Scalera, Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the Brevard County UF/IFAS Extension office.Read more
Join MRC’s Leesa Souto for a Lagoon-Friendly Grass Clippings and Fertilizing Presentation at Rockledge Gardens on Sunday, Feb. 10. Rain Barrel workshop follows the presentation.Read more
Fertilizer may be the largest contributor of nitrogen to the IRL. Nitrogen and phosphorous from lawn fertilizer accumulates in soils and grass clippings, runs off during rain events, and leaches through the sand and into groundwater that leads to the Lagoon.
Fertilizing, applying pesticides, picking up pet waste, and blowing grass clippings into the street are a few of the notorious behaviors partially responsible for water quality issues and muck build-up in the Lagoon.Read more
Rain barrels make a great addition to your yard: they aid in the conservation of fresh water, and they reduce the amount of stormwater runoff.Read more
Grass clippings, when blown into the street, sidewalks and driveways, are picked up by stormwater runoff during rain events and washed down storm drains into the Lagoon.Read more