Cape Coral/SW Florida News…..May 2011
State and National News:
- Fixed mortgage rates touch new low for 2011 Read more….
- Seven Deadly Credit Score Sins Read more…
- More Americans flock to the South, West Read more…
- Rising Rents Read more…
- Survey: Americans still optimistic about houseing Read more…
- 7 Great Places to retire Read more…
Taxes and Insurance:
- Property Tax Break for Active Duty Military Read more…
Cape Coral and SW Florida News:
Real Estate Tips:
- 30 quick fixes and tips for everyday home problems Read more…
- Lessons from a Home Inspector Read more…
- May home-maintenance checklist Read more…
- Beaches Read more…
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This month’s feature property….. asking price $39,900
Location! Location! Location! FABULOUS GULF ACCESS LOT!…….This GREAT home site is located in Unit 59… Imagine building your dream home….walking out your back door…..getting in your boat and heading out to any where in the world. That’s ACCESS!!! Boating access to the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, and surrounding islands such as Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Sanibel, Boca Grand… Not to mention…this area offers some of the best fishing to be found anywhere.
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Cape Coral’s fertilizer ordinance
• Only slow release, controlled released, timed released and slowly available water insoluble nitrogen fertilizers can be used.
• Fertilizer for turf or plants shall contain no less than 50 percent slow- release nitrogen.
• No fertilizer may be applied from June through September
• New turf or plants may be fertilized for 60 days, but only after 30 days after planting.
• Fertilizers should be applied at their lowest rate but no more than 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 feet in any calendar year.
• Deflectors must be used on spreaders and positioned so granules are deflected away from fertilizer-free zones and water bodies.
• A fertilizer-free zone is any area within 10 feet of a pond, stream, watercourse, lake, canal, wetland or top of seawall.
• No grass clippings, vegetative material or debris, either intentionally or accidentally, may be swept or blown into storm water drains, ditches, conveyances, water bodies, sidewalks or roadways.
• All commercial and institutional applicators within the city must complete a 6-hour training program in the Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries and offered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through the University of Florida extension “Florida Friendly Landscapes” program. The course, which can be taken in Lee County at Terry Park, must be completed within 180 days and at least one person from a company needs to take it. The class must be repeated once every five years.
First offense: $100
Three or more: $500