14. Know the Kind of Chemicals You Use in Gardens and Lawns
Fertilizers, pesticides, and weed killers are among the most popular products used in gardens across the world. However, these components can have adverse effects on the ocean’s lives. Pesticides and weed killers contain harmful chemicals that benefit your plants. However, these chemicals can quickly get into the water systems and eventually end up in the oceans. Fertilizers also have a dangerous impact on the environment.
Through rain or wind, excess nutrients from fertilizers can end in the water systems. Once they reach oceans, streams, rivers, and lakes, these nutrients promote algae growth at a fast rate. The natural toxins in algae not only poison ocean life; however, algae can also use up much oxygen in the water, making it challenging for the species to survive. So have to pick out organic products for your gardens that harm our environment.