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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|
|Big Earth 10.0||15-0-15||67|
|Big Earth 10.0||20-0-10||50|
|Big Earth 19.0||24-0-11||79|
|Big Earth 9.0||9-0-16||100|
|Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Fert. (liquid)||8-0-2||1|
|Golf Ventures 0.0||0-0-22||n/a|
|Golf Ventures 7.5||16-0-15||47|
|Golf Ventures 8.33||15-0-15||55|
|Ironite mineral supplement||1-0-1||50|
|Scotts Bonus S FL W&F||28-0-14||50|
|Scotts Green Max||33-0-2||51|
|Scotts Lawn Response (Nutrient supplement)||0-0-4||n/a|
|Scotts Liquid Turf Builder||29-0-3||60|
|Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S FL W&F||28-0-14||50|
|Scotts Turf Builder FL Lawn Food||28-0-14||50|
|Scotts Turf Builder Southern Lawn Food||32-0-10||50|
|Southern Ag 0.0||0-0-22||n/a|
|Southern Ag Lo Staining 8.0||16-0-8||50|
|Southern Ag Nitromatic 10.64||20-0-10||53|
|Southern Ag Palm 4.0||8-0-12||50|
|Southern Ag Premium Palm 8.0||8-0-12||100|
|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|
|TurfGro Pro Tree, Shrub, and Ornamental||8-0-10||50|
|TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer||16-0-8||50|
|TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer||24-0-11||50|
|TurfGro Pro Turf Fertilizer with Insect Control||15-0-15||50|
|TurfGro Pro Weed & Feed||16-0-8||50|
|Vigoro Florida Lawn Fertilizer||29-0-4||50|
|Vigoro Florida Weed & Feed||29-0-2||50|
|Vigoro W&F for Bahia & Mixed Lawns||28-0-3||50|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you find other fertilizers you believe to be in compliance or if you have questions.
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
Sunniland Lawn and Garden
PO Box 8001
Sanford, FL 32772
TARA Solutions, LLC
5215 W. Laurel St., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33607
PO Box 2076
Belle Glade, FL 33430
PMI Nutrition International, LLC
P.O. Box 19798
Brentwood, MO 63144
The Espoma Co.
6 Espoma Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332