A new publication by University of Florida scientists on the efficacy of fertilizer ordinances provides an overview of a previously published study that found local fertilizer ordinances can improve water quality, but the timing of ordinances ... READ MORE
October marks the end of most fertilizer restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Most “summer bans” restrict the application of nitrogen and phosphorous from June 1st through September 30 during the rainy season. During the summer ban other ... READ MORE
On June 1, many local fertilizer ordinances start the "blackout period", a restricted time of year where no fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus are to be applied. What does that mean for Polk County?
It is important that residents ... READ MORE
What is the ordinance?
In 2021, Miami-Dade County joined other municipalities in our state by enacting a fertilizer ordinance. This ordinance prohibits the use of any fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus from being applied during ... READ MORE
Almost all of Florida’s highly urbanized counties and/or municipalities have fertilizer ordinances. These ordinances apply to everyone with a few exemptions for agricultural properties, vegetable gardens, golf courses and athletic fields. ... READ MORE
Central Florida receives the bulk of its rainfall during the summer months. This rainfall creates stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is rainwater that runs off streets, rooftops, parking lots, lawns, and other land surfaces into the closest ... READ MORE
The first week of May 2023 legislative bills called “Land and Water Management” were sponsored in Florida (SB 1240 and HB 1197). The bills, if passed “prohibit counties & municipalities from adopting laws, regulations, rules, or policies ... READ MORE
Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE
Each year's end brings a new year's beginning. Many people see the new year as a fresh start, and an opportunity to try something new. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions to kickstart your 2023 gardening journey:
Selecting the Right ... READ MORE
No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE