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Tag: Landscaping

Unexpected finding: People die from heat year-round in Florida; experts offer tips 

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State bake during the summer. Daytime temperatures often soar well into the 90s, and the heat index hovers over 100. Heat can be so oppressive it causes death, and a new University… 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

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards – 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

What happened to FloridaYards.org?

If you’re reading this, you may have noticed a disturbance in the Florida-Friendly force… Yes, one of the original websites for Florida-Friendly Landscaping has disappeared from the interwebs.   Meanwhile, if you’ve visited some of the other FFL… Read More

Fallen Oak Leaves Make a Great Mulch

It is a great time of year to refresh your landscape beds with mulch. A good source for (free) mulch is fallen oak leaves, which are in abundance this time of year.  Oak leaves are a lovely shade… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program marks 28th year of protecting Florida’s waters

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month, giving the state’s residents ways to install and maintain great yards — while preserving the environment.[/inlinetweet] Kicking off in February 1993 with a $75,000 grant from… Read More

Essential preparations in closing your seasonal home

By LORI JOHNSON TAVARES, Fla. —The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Lake and Sumter counties will provide a free educational program to help teach you to close your seasonal home for optimal health and safety of your property. The… Read More