Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2019

Seaweed Could Be The Future Of Fertilizer

Previous stories have depicted the excessive seaweed on Florida beaches as an issue, but it finally looks like that may be turning around.

Recently a South Florida man and owner of a landscaping company, Dennis de Zeeuw, thought of an idea that could render seaweed a useful fertilizer.

WPTV shines a light on Zeeuw most recent experiment, testing if seaweed can improve local greenery.

Zeeuw took yellowing and struggling slash pines from Morikami Garden in Delray Beach and saw them turn vibrant green through the incorporation of seaweed.

It is not yet guaranteed that seaweed will work as fertilizer but it is shown to work organically without algae causing nitrogen.

Zeeuw is continuing his research in hopes that a useful seaweed fertilizer would result in private industries collecting it from the beach and improving Florida’s vegetation.

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