Episode #35 | Original Air Date: April 17, 2020
Slow release fertilizer products have many advantages.
Slow-release fertilizer helps reduce pollution problems because it releases nutrients slowly, so that high concentrations of soluble nutrients are not present at any given time, that can be washed from our landscapes into waterways by rain and irrigation runoff.
Slow-release fertilizers can also be applied less frequently, making them more cost-effective.
If you choose to fertilize, look for a fertilizer with some of the nitrogen in slow-release form.
Bags are marked “slow release” or “controlled release” and the label indicates the percentage of slow-release nutrients. Follow UF/IFAS application guidelines and be sure to check for any local ordinances.
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