UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Offers Fertilizer Workshops

Homeowners and landscapers who would like to know more about the Seminole County fertilizer ordinance have an ally on their side. University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County is hosting a series of free workshops on fertilizer usage.

Experts will teach participants about the best management practices for turf, water quality and the right plants for the right place, said UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Florida Friendly Landscaping agent Tina McIntyre.

“We are inviting all homeowners, professional landscapers and yard enthusiasts to learn the best way to maintain their property while protecting our precious natural resources,” McIntyre said. “We will offer participants informational resources, and tell them how they can comply with county regulations.”

Each registered participant will receive a free 33-pound bag of fertilizer.

The workshops will be held at the following library branches:

  • East Branch, Oviedo: 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 20. 407-665-1560.
  • North Branch, Sanford: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 9. 407-665-1620.
  • Northwest Branch, Lake Mary: 6 p.m., Thursday, May 2. 407-665-1640.
  • Central Branch, Casselberry: Tuesday, May 14. 407-665-1500.

For more information, click here or visit www.seminolecountyfl.gov/fertworkshops. Click here to register or log onto https:/Seminole-fertilizer.eventbrite.com.

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