Just in time for Earth Day, Orlando Sentinel's Kevin Spear shines a light on lawn maintenance misdemeanors that have felonious impacts on Florida's water quality. Blowing leaves and grass clippings into storm drains or out into the street is against the lawn. Sadly its a common practice among lawn maintenance crews and unknowing homeowners that doesn't have much repercussion from county and city officials.
How can you make a difference?
- Educate neighbors and your HOA board on stormwater BMP's.
- Hire only companies have employees who demonstrate strong knowledge and application of green practices.
- Never fertilize before a rainstorm, fertilize afterwards.