Hernando County Fertilizer Ordinance in Effect January 1st – March 31st
Hernando County has an ordinance regulating the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorus. The ordinance regulates how, where and when fertilizers can be applied to lawns. With the help of local landscape professionals and residents, this ordinance will help protect our local water bodies from the harmful effects of nutrient-rich stormwater runoff caused by inappropriate use of fertilizer.
Between the dates of January 1st and March 31st, residents may not fertilize their . Professional applicators must have their Green Industries Best Management Practices certification and they must be registered with Hernando County Permitting Office. With those qualifications, they may apply slow release fertilizers only. Visit www.extension.hernandocounty.us to read the full ordinance.
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator
Hernando County Utilities Department
Water Conservation Division
15365 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34613