Violations of Fertilizer ordinance:
Citrus County Utilities water conservation office:
Report any spilling, leaking, seeping, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping, of substances or materials into storm drains, retention ponds or water bodies to Road Maintenance (352) 527-7610.
Where to dispose of fertilizers, pesticides, weed control products, antifreeze, gasoline, paints, oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous waste: Citrus County Solid Waste Management (352) 527-7670.
Illegal dumping: Citrus County Code Compliance:
The Citrus County Fertilizer Use and Landscape Maintenance Practices Ordinance 2016-A29, was adopted in 2016 to allow for maintaining healthy landscapes while promoting the future health of our waters.
Fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus shall not be applied 30 days before or after seeding or sodding a site.
Nitrogen shall be limited to no more than the following annually:
- Bahiagrass 2-3 pounds
- Bermudagrass 3-5 pounds
- Centipedegrass 1-2 pounds
- St. Augistinegrass 2-4 pounds
- Zoysiagrass 2-3 pounds
Regulations allow a maximum of 0.7 pounds of readily available (soluble) nitrogen per 1,000 square feet be applied at any one time. Citrus County encourages no more than 1 lb. of total nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. be applied at one time.