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We need to hear from you!    Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection and storage… Read More

Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!

      Yes, it’s been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest… BUT… when the fall “dry season” arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it’s needed,… Read More

2021 Sustainable Urban Food Production Short-Course

Join us for this years Sustainable Urban Food Production Online Short-Course starting September 20th, 2021. Participants will gain a better understanding of the social and environmental benefits of urban agriculture, diversified urban food production methods for vegetables and… Read More

The “FFL Law” – It’s complicated…

Q: Is there really a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ law that allows homeowners to remove their turfgrass and install Florida-Friendly Landscaping without HOA permission?   A: Not exactly… It’s a little more complicated.     Back in 2009, Florida Statute… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle consumes several thousand… Read More

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards 2021 – ENTER TODAY!

Could you have the next winner?     The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in “water-wise” design and maintenance. This annual contest is open to residents,… Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water and fertilizer and… Read More