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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Fertilizer Banned through September 30th

Fertilizer Ban

Brief Summary of Pinellas County's Fertilizer Ordinance While not the only source of excess nutrients in our local waters, reducing our personal contribution to pollution is an important step in improving water quality.

For those who choose to fertilize, the Ordinance requires the following:

From June 1 through September 30th no fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous can be used in Pinellas County.
From October 1st through May 30th, the following conditions apply to fertilizer use:

Content Nitrogen Total Nitrogen = 50% or more must be Slow Release Nitrogen click here to use the calculator: Phosphorus Total Phosphorus = zero (0) phosphorous fertilizers must be used unless a State-certified laboratory soil test indicates a deficiency. Florida soils have naturally occurring phosphorous and application of phosphorous fertilizer may not be necessary. Application • Granular fertilizers: Up to one pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet per application • Liquid fertilizers: Up to one-half (0.5) pound of water soluble nitrogen per 1000 square feet per application • Annual limit: Up to 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1000 square feet • No nitrogen application within 30 days of newly-installed landscape • Deflector shields must be used on fertilizer spreaders to keep granules off impervious (hard) surfaces and out of waterways.



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