Orange County's Fertilizer Management Ordinance applies to us all. From June 1 to September 30 we get a lot of rain. If you use fertilizer in the summer, make sure it has zero nitrogen and zero phosphorus.
Many fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphorus, also known as nutrients. Pollution from nutrients harms our natural waterbodies – springs, lakes and rivers – by causing algae blooms and poor water quality. How does nutrient pollution get there? When yards are over-fertilized, the excess nitrogen and phosphorus flow with rainwater into the same stormwater system designed to keep your property and roads from flooding during heavy rain. By doing something as simple as choosing fertilizer carefully and applying it properly, together we can make a big impact on the health of our natural water bodies.
No fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus may be applied in Orange County from June 1 through September 30.
Any violations of this ordinance are subject to prosecution in accordance with Chapter 11, including monetary penalties.
Orange County Environmental Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 836-1400
Fax: (407) 836-1499
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