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From June 1 to September 30, there is a ban on the application of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus throughout the City of Cape Canaveral + Brevard County. 

These months are Florida’s rainy season when afternoon thundershowers can wash fertilizer off lawns into stormwater systems or groundwater that carries it to nearby lakes, streams, rivers or the Indian River Lagoon. 

When fertilizer reaches open waters, it can feed harmful and sometimes toxic algae blooms. Algae blooms make the water murky, block sunlight needed by seagrass, and contribute to low oxygen + fish kills. Learn more at
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