Irrigation Laws

Fertilizer

Fertilizer runoff is polluting the St. Johns river. Ordinance 2008-028 aims to limit nitrogen
pollution from fertilizers. All home owners, retailers and commercial fertilizer applicators
must follow these requirements.

  • Clean up fertilizer spills.

  • Do not apply fertilizer during flood or storm watches.

  • Do not blow lawn clippings or leaves into streets, ditches, or storm drains.

  • Follow recomended fertilizer application rates.

  • Adjacent to water bodies, create a six-foot zone of landscape planting or ground cover that does not require intensive fertilizer, watering and mowing.

  • Follow Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program practice.

Irrigation

Florida’s water is running out and Jacksonville residents, businesses and utilities
must do their share to save our supply. To help with local conservation efforts,
Ordinance 2008-030 states that everyone must follow these irrigation requirements:

March-November (Daylight savings time)

  • No watering from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Odd addresses may only water Wednesday and Saturday.

  • Even addresses may only water Thursday and Sunday

  • Non-residential facilities may only water Tuesday and Friday.

  • Apply only 1/2 inch of water each cycle.

November-March (Standard Time)

  • No watering from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Odd addresses may only water Wednesday.

  • Even addresses may only water Thursday.

  • Non-residential facilities may only water Tuesday.

  • Apply only 3/4 inch or less of water one time per week.