Fertilizing Waterfront Lawns

In this video, Dr. Laurie Trenholm discusses fertilizing lawns on the waterfront, and the special considerations that should be made to protect Florida's water.

(Please note that Your Florida Lawn, the website referred to in this video, has a new address.) When fertilizing, it is important to minimize quantities and avoid fertilizing before heavy rains. Storm water runoff can transport fertilizer intended for yards directly to water bodies. Maintain a ten-foot-wide buffer zone along the water's edge. Plants in this zone will act as a natural filter for potential pollutants that leave your landscape.

Runtime: 2:24 minutes
Created: September 2010
Credits: Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Associate Professor and Urban Turfgrass Specialist with the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture