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Yes! Please contact the Village Biologist who is happy to answer your questions related to fertilizer. Additionally, please see our fertilizer fact sheet at the end of the Landscape Manual. The Landscape Manual is posted in Related Links on the Planning Department page of the Village website or a copy may be requested from the Planning Department.
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You can apply fertilizer to your property. A summary is provided below; please refer to the fertilizer portion of Sec. 30-812 of the Code of Ordinances for full regulations.
No. Fertilizer shall not be applied from June 1 through September 30 annually. Additionally, fertilizer shall not be applied any time a Flood Watch or Warning, a Tropical Storm Watch or Warning, or Hurricane Watch or Warning is in effect for any portion of the county, issued by the National Weather Service, or if heavy rain is likely.
Yes. Fertilizer shall not be applied within 15 feet from the top of a seawall or from any canal, shoreline, wetland, or creek.
Yes. Please see Sec. 30-812 of the Code of Ordinances for the complete regulations, but here is a brief summary:
Yes. All commercial and institutional applicators of fertilizer shall abide by and successfully complete a six-hour training program in the “Florida-friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries” offered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through the University of Florida Extension “Florida-Friendly Landscapes” program, or an approved equivalent. All commercial applicators of fertilizer shall abide by and successfully complete training and continuing education requirements in the “Florida-friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries,” offered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through the University of Florida IFAS “Florida-Friendly Landscapes” program, or an approved equivalent program, prior to obtaining a Business Tax Certificate or equivalent for any category of occupation which may apply any fertilizer to turf and/or landscape plants. Commercial Fertilizer Applicators shall provide proof of completion of the program. All commercial applicators of fertilizer shall have and carry in their possession at all times when applying fertilizer, evidence of certification by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a Commercial Fertilizer Applicator per 5E-14.117(18) F.A.C.
Please see Sec. 30-812 of the Code of Ordinances for the complete regulations. Here are some important regulations to note: