Properly managed turfgrass and landscapes do not significantly contribute to nonpoint source pollution.
University studies throughout the country, including Florida, have shown that properly managed turfgrass and landscapes do not significantly contribute to nonpoint source pollution. Pollution occurs when less-than-adequate management techniques are used. Developing low-risk irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticide programs, and ensuring that these programs are properly administered and periodically reviewed, reduces the possibility of nutrient movement off-site. Whenever possible, professionals should educate their clients on landscape best management practices (BMPs) that encourage water conservation and pollution prevention. The goals of the FDEP Green Industry BMPs are to reduce nonpoint source pollution and promote the efficient use of water. (2008) By the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida IFAS Extension.