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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscapes

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated… Read More

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

Backyard composter, flowers in pots, trees in background. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the… Read More

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities

Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities which… Read More