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Is your fertilizer OK for spring and fall? Is your yard product summer-safe? Click here for a list of products that comply with fertilizer laws in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia Counties and nearly every city therein.

Fertilizers in Compliance With Local Fertilizer Ordinances

Below is a non-exclusive list of locally sold fertilizer brands and types that comply with the fertilizer ordinances. There may be other manufacturers and brands that comply with the ordinance and this list is provided simply to offer a sampling of what is offered by area merchants in their efforts to protect the Indian River Lagoon.

To be in compliance, the fertilizer must contain no phosphorous and be at least 50% slow release nitrogen (SRN). The fertilizer content is listed on each label as three numbers, #–#–#. This corresponds to the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash: respectively N-P-K.

Fertilizers in compliance sold locally

Content

% Slow Release N

Bayer Advanced Weed & Feed

35-0-3

50

TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer

16-0-8

50

TurfGro Pro Weed & Feed

16-0-8

50

TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer with Insect Control

15-0-15

50

TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer

24-0-11

50

TurfGro Pro Tree, Shrub, and Ornamental

8-0-10

50

Sta-Green Southern Weed & Feed

20-0-5

50

Sunniland Bahia Weed & Feed

20-0-6

50

Sunniland St. Augustine Weed & Feed

20-0-6

50

Sunniland Super Iron Plus

Fe,Mn,Mg

N/A

Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S FL W&F

28-0-14

50

Scotts Turf Builder Southern Lawn Food

32-0-10

50

Scotts Turf Builder FL Lawn Food

28-0-14

50

Scotts Green Max

33-0-2

51

Scotts Lawn Response (Nutrient supplement)

0-0-4

N/A

Ironite mineral supplement

1-0-1

50

Scotts Bonus S FL W&F

28-0-14

50

Scotts Liquid Turf Builder

29-0-3

60

Vigoro Florida Weed & Feed

29-0-2

50

Vigoro Florida Lawn Fertilizer

29-0-4

50

Vigoro W&F for Bahia & Mixed Lawns

28-0-3

50

Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Fert. (liquid)

8-0-2

100

Bag Check

How do you determine the percent of slow release nitrogen? On the back of the bag, there will almost always be a “Guaranteed Analysis” box where it will say what percentage of nitrogen used is slow release. Take this percentage and divide by the entire N content percentage and multiple by 100.

For example:

Here I have a bag of TurfGro Professional Turf Fertilizer. The label clearly states that the N-P-K content is 16-0-8. This means it has 16% nitrogen, 0% phosphorous, and 8% potash.

Now look at the back of the bag and locate the Guaranteed Analysis section. At the bottom it says “*Contains 8.00 units of slow release nitrogen.”

Therefore we calculate:

8/16 x 100 = 50% SRN

This fertilizer has 50% SRN and 0% phosphorous. This fertilizer is in compliance.

This list will be updated as needed. You can email maria@mrcirl.org, if you find other fertilizers you believe to be in compliance or if you have questions.

Manufacturers

These fertilizer manufacturers offer products that can be applied year-round. Their advertising and labeling complies with Be Floridian principles (no Nitrogen or Phosphorous in summer and slow-release Nitrogen at other times).

Florikan ESA LLC
1579 Barber Road
Sarasota, FL 34240
941-377-8666
contactus@florikan.com
http://florikan.com

The Espoma Co.
6 Espoma Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332
http://www.espoma.com

Sunniland Lawn and Garden
PO Box 8001
Sanford, FL 32772
http://www.sunniland.com/

Bradfield Organics
PMI Nutrition International, LLC
P.O. Box 19798
Brentwood, MO 63144
http://www.bradfieldind.com

TARA Solutions, LLC
5215 W. Laurel St., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33607
http://taraisgreen.com

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