Florida Friendly Fertilization
- Florida Friendly Fertilizing
Sometimes Florida yards need fertilizer to help keep them healthy, but applying too much fertilizer, too often or at the wrong time can cause water pollution. Learn how to fertilize the right way.
- How to Apply Fertilizer
In this video, the Southwest Florida Water Management District will help homeowners learn how to apply fertilizer correctly to maintain a healthy lawn.
- How to Read a Fertilizer Bag and Choose a Fertilizer
Knowing what to look for on a fertilizer label can be confusing. In this video, the Southwest Florida Water Management District gives great information on what you should look for using actual fertilizer labels.
- How Much Fertilizer Should You Buy?
Are you having a hard time figuring out how much fertilizer you should buy? This video from the Southwest Florida Water Management District will help you determine exactly how much you should buy.
- How Do You Know if Your Lawn Needs Fertilizer?
Lawns only need fertilizer when it is actively growing. In this video, the Southwest Florida Water Management District will give you some tips to decide if your lawn needs to be fertilized.
- How Fertilizing can Impact the Environment
Over use and improper fertilization can severely damage our environment. In this video, the Southwest Florida Water Management District will give you tips on how to fertilize appropriately.
- Fertilizing Palm Trees (1.09MB pdf)
Palm trees need specific fertilizer requirements. This brochure will explain what to use, how to apply fertilizer to palms and what not to do to your palm tree.
- Figuring out Fertilizer for the Home Lawn
UF/IFAS fact sheet that explains how much fertilizer to apply based on the square footage of lawn.
The Nine FFL Principles
- 1. Right Plant, Right Place
- 2. Water Efficiently
- 3. Fertilize Appropriately
- 4. Mulch
- 5. Attract Wildlife
- 6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
- 7. Recycle
- 8. Reduce Storm
- 9.Protect the Waterfront
FFL Wildlife Habitat
Create a Florida-Friendly wildlife habitat by attracting hummingbirds to your garden. You can attract these winged beauties by using plants they favor. Use plants such as Coral Honeysuckle, Firebush and Firecracker plants