FORT MYERS, Fla. — In an attempt to curb negative effects on water quality, many communities in Southwest Florida will be settling into fertilizer bans or restrictions next week.
A lot of fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphorus which are elements that helps toxic algae grow.
When grass clippings covered in the fertilizers or rain water contaminated with the elements runoff into canals, blooms can form.
In a previous interview with NBC2, the Lee County Natural Resources Manager said that clean water is everyone’s responsibility.
“What we can control in our own yards and...