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Oct. 1st marks end of fertilizer-restricted period in Seminole County

Learn to "Fertilize Effectively in Sandy Florida Soils" ALL year!

October 1st is the end of the fertilizer restricted period in Seminole County, the summer months when no fertilizing with nitrogen or phosphorous was allowed. Residents are now able to fertilize using 50% or more slow-release nitrogen products, however proper application is not easy! Join UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County for “Fertilizing Effectively in Sandy Florida Soils” workshops offered twice a month.

Experts will teach participants about the best management practices for turf, how to have the best looking yard on the block while saving money. Workshops will cover environmentally friendly ways to achieve attractive landscapes and gardens in Florida's unique soils.

Licensed Commercial Fertilizer Applicators and Professional landscapers will receive 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this free training! Pre-registration through Eventbrite is highly recommended to process the CEUs. Register as a Professional Landscaper with CEUs.

“We are inviting all homeowners, Home Owner Association (HOA) professionals and professional landscapers to learn the best way to maintain their property while saving money and protecting our precious natural resources,” McIntyre said. “We will offer participants turf tips and tricks, and tell them how they can comply with county regulations.”

Each registered participant will receive a FREE bag of Florida-Friendly fertilizer!


  • Thursday, October 17th, 10 am - Noon
  • Thursday, October 31st, 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Tuesday, November 12th, 10 am - Noon
  • Friday, November 22nd, 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Wednesday, December 4th, 10 am - Noon
  • Monday, December 16th, 1 pm - 3 pm

UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Auditorium
250 County Home Rd | Sanford, FL 32773

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For more information contact Terrence Fullerton at 407-665-5517