Information and guidance on turfgrass and landscape management practices to minimize Nonpoint Source Pollution.
The guide represents a collective commitment to assist the turf and landscape industry to protect the environment through the implementation of educational programs.
This manual provides information and guidance on turfgrass and landscape management practices to minimize Nonpoint Source Pollution in order to conserve and protect Florida’s water resources. These practices cover both the establishment of new turf and landscapes and the care of existing turf and landscapes, including construction activities, irrigation, nutrient management, and pest management.
This manual is designed to be an educational guide for professional service providers and other interested parties. It does not substitute for the services of a landscape architect, engineer, or other design professional. Design issues are dis- cussed as they apply to the service industry and their clients.
This document is intended to enhance the professional knowledge and judgment of turfgrass and landscape workers. Plants are living systems, and these practices should not be rigidly applied in all cases. Workers should use the guidance provided, but measures that are more restrictive may be required in specific situations to protect sites that are at particularly high risk for adverse effects on surface water and ground water. State laws and local ordinances always take precedence. (2008) By the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida IFAS Extension.