Landscape Fertilizer Ban in Effect Through February Within Alachua County

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) reminds residents that Alachua County’s landscape fertilizer regulations prohibit using landscape fertilizers containing nitrogen from July through February.

In a recent survey of more than 1,000 residents, 55% said they don’t use fertilizer at all. Those who want to commit to joining the 55% can visit EPD’s table at the Grove Street Farmers Market (1001 N.W. 4th Street, Gainesville) on Monday, October 18, and Monday, October 25, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors who commit to not using fertilizers will get a free t-shirt (to spread the message). Residents can also go to the Alachua County Fertilizer Code website to sign the Fertilizer Free Yard Pledge. Those who sign the online pledge will receive a bumper sticker showing support for the County’s water supply.

“Fertilizers are a source of pollution to our surface waters, groundwater, and springs, so we want to ensure that citizens are aware of the fertilizer ban,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Resources Program Manager Stacie Greco.

Learn more about protecting Alachua County’s water resources.

  • Will you give me the name of a fertilizer that I can use now on my lawn and still be in compliance with Alachua County? Thank you.

    • Somebody better do something with all the fertilizer spewing from Putrid Poe and Hypocrite Harvey.

      It gets a little deeper every day.

      Time to believe in something else…

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