Category: Lawn

Water-Wise Landscapes in Manatee County 2018

Shade garden, water-wise

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Water-Wise Landscape Program and helped make it a success!   The Manatee County Water-Wise Landscape Awards, sponsored by Manatee County Utilities – Water… Read More

It is Time for Water-Wise Landscaping Awards!!

Winners of Water-Wise Awards

The purpose of this award program is to recognize individuals, businesses, and community associations that are committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment utilizing Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. Winning landscapes balance attractive designs with plants, landscape elements, water-efficient irrigation… Read More

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)

applicator fertilizing turf

June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season.  No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on the bag must be 0-0-#, this means fertilizer… Read More

Breaking News – Fertilizer Blackout

Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent, and Ross Peterson, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator hamming it up. No human beings were harmed in the making of this video…..LOL For more information on the fertilizer blackout or the fertilizer ordinance please visit… Read More

Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1 – No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Applications

Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance – aimed at… Read More