As rainy days come to Coral Gables, hold back on fertilizer in your garden!

Fertilizer Awareness Week Begins May 9th in Miami-Dade

Miami Waterkeeper, a Coral Gables based non-profit, works to ensure swimmable, drinkable and fishable water for all including our City’s beloved waterways and canals. Residents care passionately about the environment and water quality in the Coral Gables Waterway and Biscayne Bay.

Currently the organization is preparing for a fertilizer-free summer. Last Spring, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners enacted an ordinance that prohibits the use of fertilizer during the rainy season (May 15-October 31). During these months, it rains so much that our plants and lawns don’t have time to absorb the nutrients in fertilizer before they get washed away — so we end up fertilizing the algae in our waterways instead of our lawns. Follow Miami Waterkeeper on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter before Fertilizer Awareness Week starts on May 9 for more information.