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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
Target 18.0 24-0-11 75
Target 8.0 8-0-12 100
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

Bag Check

Fertilizer Label

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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 caitlin@mrcirl.org, if you find other fertilizers you believe to be in compliance or if you have questions.

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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

Wedgworth’s Inc.
PO Box 2076
Belle Glade, FL 33430

Bradfield Organics
PMI Nutrition International, LLC
P.O. Box 19798
Brentwood, MO 63144

The Espoma Co.
6 Espoma Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332

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