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The mission of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is to educate Floridians about science-based, environmentally friendly landscaping practices and to encourage them to conserve and protect our water resources by applying Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles in their landscapes.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is designed to educate homeowners and other community members about the techniques and benefits of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ with the help of 9 key principles.
Florida-Friendly `Landscaping™ Yard Recognition
Homeowners can receive recognition for the Florida-Friendly Landscape after incorporating enough of the nine key principles into their landscape. Find out how to get started!
To receive more information about the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, contact Isabel Way at 239-252-4800.
9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles
Nine easy-to-remember principles can help you create and maintain a Florida-Friendly landscape. You will be rewarded with less work, more wildlife and money in your pocket! Learn more!
This program focuses on integrating Florida-Friendly Landscaping into commercial properties and community associations. Learn more!
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Publications:
The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook, 4th ed. (2009)
The FYN Handbook is a homeowner’s best resource for learning about the nine FFL principles and how to apply them in the home landscape. download it from our Web site, or contact FYN Statewide Coordinator Claire Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 273-4518 to request a copy.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selections & Landscape Design, 1st ed. (2015)
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design is intended as a companion to The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook (4th ed., 2009). This guide is intend for homeowners who want to take the next step and design their own Florida-Friendly Landscapes. Included in this book is information on landscape design strategies, a landscape planning worksheet, and the FFL Plant List containing many of the UF/IFAS-recommended Florida-Friendly plants for each region of the state.
The Neighborhood Gardener
The FFL Program, Master Gardener Program, and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology produce a monthly e-newsletter, The neighborhood Gardener, fro homeowners and Master Gardeners. Filled with Florida-Friendly gardening tips and success stories, the e-newsletter is distributed on the second Friday of every month. Click here to sign up to receive it today!
Florida Wildflowers and Butterflies
Information about the 50 most common native wildflowers and butterflies in Florida. See if your favorite wildflowers are good candidates for your garden, what kinds of butterflies they attract and how much water and sun they need; or find your favorite butterflies and discover how to attract them.
Environmental Landscape Management (ELM) Guidelines
Information about Selecting a Landscape Maintenance Contractor, and Landscape Maintenance Contract Specifications.
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Pattern Book – zone 10-11
information about landscape guidelines for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10A, 10B, and 11 in South Florida to guide the design and installation of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) in residential neighborhoods
Adopting a Florida-Friendly Landscape™
Steps for Converting a Traditional Development Landscape to a Florida-Friendly Landscape™