Adopt a lagoon-friendly lawn
How does this action
help our Lagoon?
According to the National Audubon Society, many of the landscaping plants available in nurseries are alien species from other countries. These exotic plants not only sever the food web, but many have become invasive, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in remaining natural areas. Selecting native plants for your landscaping is vital to preserving biodiversity, reduces the need for irrigation and fertilizer application, and ultimately preserves the health of our lagoon by preventing harmful stormwater runoff opportunities.
Protecting the lagoon begins in your yard! Keep Brevard Beautiful’s Lagoon-Friendly Lawns program recognizes residents who are helping to prevent algal blooms and fish kills by minimizing nutrient pollution and stormwater runoff from their yards.
The four core concepts of a Lagoon-Friendly Lawn are:
- Minimize nutrient pollution
- Reduce turf area
- Reduce stormwater runoff
- Restore ecosystem benefits
Upload a photo of your Lagoon-Friendly
Lawn sign placed within your yard.
Make sure to capture the following in your photo:
- The Lagoon-Friendly Lawn wooden sign placed within your yard
- A portion of your yard with native plants
Do you have a Lagoon-Friendly Lawn but no sign to prove it?
Join your neighbors and certify your yard! Apply for a Lagoon-Friendly Lawn certification.