Yes. As long as your rotary (broadcast) spreader has a deflector shield, under the new rules it can still be used to apply fertilizer. Make sure you adjust the deflector shield so that the fertilizer does not end up on impervious surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and streets or in water bodies such as lakes, ponds, and ditches.
Remember that if you live along the Indian River Lagoon, you are prohibited from using fertilizer within 25 feet of the shoreline. All Titusville property owners are prohibited from using fertilizer within 10 feet of any water body. By planting native vegetation and practicing Florida-Friendly landscaping techniques, you can reduce or eliminate all fertilizer use.
For more information, E-mail Eddy Galindo or call 321-567-3976.