Water

Planting. Protecting. Purposing.

It’s only natural to do the right thing.

Through education, research, and sustainable practices, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation partners are helping preserve the natural beauty and ecological health of our backyards, communities and waterways for this – and every – generation.

The George Barley Water Prize

A Global Phosphorus Challenge. Four stages. $10 million. One big opportunity for impact.

Across the globe, water bodies are often crippled by phosphorus fueled algae blooms. Nearly a decade ago, ScottsMiracle-Gro began removing phosphorus from its lawn fertilizer products, leading an effort focused on water quality. It was a small but important step. And we know more needs to be done to solve this global crisis.That's why The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is proud to present the George Barley Water Prize. The prize is a call for scientists around the world to help solve this problem once and for all to assure that clean water is abundant.

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Harmful Algal Blooms

States across the country are grappling with harmful algal blooms in their water ways. Better solutions are needed to address this growing threat to our environment, our health, and our economy. Our Foundation partners are leading the way with new research, restoration, and education activities.

National Partner Network

Coast to coast, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation supports strong partnerships with a national network of organizations committed to water quality and conservation. Organizations protecting the Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, coastal Florida and coastal California among others. Each partnership helps to focus and inform how home gardeners can become “Water Positive” through education and research.

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Pollinator Promise

Over 200,000 flowering plants depend on pollination, including many in our home gardens. However, pollinator species such as bees and butterflies are in population decline. Foundation partners are working to increase pollinator habitat and improve education on how to protect these vital species.

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Green Infrastructure

Protecting existing greenspaces and replanting urban hardscapes connects neighbor-to-neighbor, engages our youth, and promotes community-wide pride. Foundation partners are demonstrating that residential landscapes can add value to local green infrastructure efforts through a Water Positive approach.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

BAY GRASSES IN CLASSES

See how germinating and transplanting 240,000 seedlings is reaching a new generation of gardeners and curtailing soil erosion in the Tampa Bay area.

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OUTDOOR WATER SAVINGS

Find out how water-conserving residential landscaping is helping homeowners do good for the ecosystem.

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