Lagoon Minute - Fertilizer Ban Reminder
Do Not Use Fertilizer June 1 – September 30
It is against the law to apply fertilizer to your lawn in the City of Melbourne from June 1 through September 30. This regulation was enacted in order to keep harmful nutrients found in fertilizer from washing off from lawns into storm drains and ultimately into the Indian River during the rainy summer months.
Have your soil tested by the Brevard County Extension Office to find out what type of nutrients your yard needs and the proper amount to be applied. Visit the Brevard County Extension Office website or call (321) 633-1702. Always use fertilizer according to packaging directions.
If you witness a commercial lawn service using fertilizer during the ban, give us a call at (321) 608-7341. We’d be happy to educate them about the City’s ordinance.
Penalties include a fine of $200 for violating this ordinance.