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Susan HaddockOctober 2nd, 2023October 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 nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron can be applied. These other nutrients help turfgrass with […]

Residents Guide to the Polk County Fertilizer Ordinance

Anne YasalonisJune 3rd, 2023On 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 in Polk County know what the local fertilizer ordinance states. What is the purpose of a […]

May 15: Miami-Dade’s Annual Fertilizer Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Ana ZangronizMay 15th, 2023What 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 the rainy season, which takes place every year from May 15-October 31. Why do we have an ordinance? The rainy […]

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