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Environmental Horticulture

 
 

Fertilize Appropriately

 

Fertilizers can be hazardous to the environment and your yard. When over-applied, fertilizers aggravate pest problems and make plants grow excessively. Excess fertilizer can run off yards into groundwater creating water quality and ecological problems.

1. Use slow release fertilizers so they don’t leach through our sandy soils quickly. 30% water insoluble nitrogen is desirable, it can be labeled as sulfur coated urea (SCU), ureaform (UF), polymer or resin coated urea.

2. Fertilize with light applications 5- 6 times per year.

3. Use ferrous sulfate (chelated iron) instead of nitrogen to make your lawn green in the summer.

 

Contact Us

 

Master Gardener Plant Hotline
561-233-1750
mgarden@pbcgov.org

Commercial Horticulture - Bill Schall, Plant Nurseries, Insects
Phone: 561-233-1719
Fax: 561-233-1768
bschall@pbcgov.org

Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent - Laurie Albrecht
Phone: 561-233-1748
Fax: 561-233-1782
Lalbrecht@pbcgov.org

Horticulture Secretary - Ethel Scott
Phone: 561-233-1725
Phone: 561-242-7608
E-Fax: (561)242-7008
Escott@pbcgov.org

Mounts Botanical Garden
Phone: 561-233-1757
Fax:: 561-233-1723
ggmeyer@pbcgov.com