St. Petersburg Fertilizer Ban Effective June 1

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St. Petersburg Fertilizer Ban Effective June 1

May 30, 2024 – Every year, the City of St. Petersburg requests that residents help protect the local environment by participating in a citywide fertilizer ban from June 1 to September 30.

Increased rainfall in the summer months can cause nutrients from fertilizer to reach bodies of water and lead to environmental issues like algae blooms, fish kills, and water quality problems.

Here’s what you can do to help maintain the health of our waterways and marine life:

  • Refrain from using fertilizer June 1 - September 30.

  • Treat your lawn with a slow-release fertilizer in the spring or fertilizer-free micronutrients in the summer to keep your lawn happy all summer.

  • Pick up any debris or vegetation near storm drains year-round to keep it from entering local waterways.

  • Follow a no-mow zone six feet from any water body, helping to establish a protective barrier.

  • Make sure your lawn maintenance/landscaper is certified through Pinellas County.

  • Replace some or all of your lawn with Florida-friendly natives.

More information at stpete.org/Fertilizer.