Fertilizer & Landscape Information
Excess Nitrogen & Phosphorous polluted over 70% of Pinellas County waters. Excess nutrients cause harmful algae blooms that turn the water a green or rust color which lower oxygen levels and lead to fish kills. The treatment to remove these nutrients cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year. Fertilizer and landscape debris are nutrient sources that can be controlled with your help. An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure!
Incorrect use of fertilizer and poor landscape debris management can allow nutrients to leach into the groundwater and wash into storm drains that flow to lakes, streams, and bays.
To address these issues, in January 2010, the Pinellas County Commission approved an ordinance regulating landscape practices and the sale and use of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus.
Pinellas County is looking for volunteers to help distribute educational materials and assist with training classes for landscapers (student sign in etc).
Distribution of materials regarding the fertilizer ordinance to communities includes this door hanger . It can be obtained in specific quantities to distribute to your neighbors. Contact email@example.com to inquire.
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