Let's Be Clear...A Clean Lagoon Starts With You.

Choose the right fertilizer habits and help promote a positive change for our waterway.

Fertilizer

THE PROBLEM

Every year in Brevard County, thousands of pounds of excess algae-feeding nutrients enter our Lagoon from over-fertilizing.

Infographic - thousands of pounds of excess algae-feeding nutrients

THE SOLUTION

If you fertilize your lawn, follow these rules for a cleaner Lagoon.

Infographic - Always Choose: Zero Phosphorus (P). Fertilizer labels will notate Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus(P) and Potassium(K) with numbers below such as: N29 P0 K4.Infographic - Never fertilize before rainInfographic - Always Choose at least 50% slow-release nitrogen(N) unless N=0Infographic - Never Fertilize 10-25 feet near bodies of water. Click to learn more about what your buffer should be at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.Infographic - Always sweep up any spillsInfographic - Never fertilize between June and September

More Fertilizer Tips

Grass clippings are organic fertilizer. Blow them back into the yard. Reclaimed water already contains Nitrogen(N) and Phosphorus(P). You may not need extra fertilizer.

Lagoon-friendly fertilizers

Below is a list of Brevard County Lagoon-friendly fertilizers (for use Oct 1-May 31), and a few summer-friendly lawn supplements.

Ordinance-friendly fertilizers Analysis
(N-P-K)
% Slow
Release
Dr. Earth Super Natural Fertilizer 8-0-2 100
Espoma Organic Lawn Food 9-0-0 84
Scotts Liquid Turf Builder 29-0-3 59
Alligator Brand Premium Landscape Fertilizer 16-0-8 50
BioAdvanced Science-Based Solutions 3-in-1 Weed & Feed for Southern Lawns 35-0-3 50
Expert Gardener Ultra Lawn Fertilizer 29-0-4 50
Expert Gardener Ultra Weed & Feed 29-0-10 50
Pennington Ironite 1-0-1 50
Scotts Green Max Lawn Food 33-0-2 50
Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed 29-0-10 50
Scotts Turf Builder Southern Lawn Food 32-0-10 50
Scotts Turf Builder Southern Triple Action 29-0-10 50
Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass 22-0-24 50
Sunniland Bahia Weed & Feed 20-0-6 50
Sunniland St. Augustine Weed & Feed 20-0-6 50
TurfGro Professional 16-0-8 50
TurfGro Professional 24-0-11 50
TurfGro Professional Insect Control 15-0-15 50
TurfGro Professional Weed & Feed 16-0-8 50
Vigaro Florida Lawn Fertilizer 29-0-2 50
Vigaro Florida Weed & Feed 29-0-2 50
Vigaro Weed & Feed for Bahia 28-0-3 50
Summer-friendly lawn supplements Analysis
(N-P-K)
% Slow
Release
Command Natural Soil Builder N/A N/A
Espoma Greensand 0-0-0.1 N/A
Harrell’s Micro 0-0-30 N/A
Scotts Lawn Response Lawn Nutrient Supplement 0-0-4 N/A
Sunniland Super Iron Plus 0-0-0 N/A
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