Getting ready to do my science experiment on the effects of fertilizer on algae growth.
Fertilizer runoff from lawns and public grassy spaces flows through the local watershed to ponds, streams and rivers. While a little algae is a good thing, too much is a bad thing. Fertilizer encourages growth and when it comes into contact with algae, it can cause it to grow out of proportion to the environment that the algae is in. Too much algae can impede the growth of organisms in the water and lead to an unsustainable environment.