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Muhly grass, backlit by the warm glow of autumn sun

Take the pledge – Prevent “muhly mutilation!”


September 22, 2021

Public Service Announcement: YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!" Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin... ...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #FloridaFallColor, #RightPlantRightPlace, Best Practices, Design Tips, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GI-BMP, Landscapes, Landscaping, Ornamental Grass, Pruning, Right Place, Right Plant, Seasonal, Seasonal Color
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

The “FFL Law” – It’s complicated…


June 25, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Codes, Deed-restricted Community, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOA, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Save Water, Water Conservation, Water Wise
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards – ENTER TODAY!


June 11, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Award, Efficient Irrigation, Environment, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Plant Selection, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Water Conservation, Water Wise

What happened to FloridaYards.org?


May 18, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Native Plants, Plant Selection, Right Place, Right Plant, Water Conservation, Website

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy


January 27, 2021

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Featured, FFL, Florida Yard, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Garden Therapy, Jennifer Hagen, Landscape Design, Lee County, Native Landscaping, Pollinators, Right Place, Right Plant, Sustainable Landscaping, UF-IFAS, Water Efficiency, Wellness
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

Tips for Success! – Planting a shrub (the right way)


August 27, 2020

Are you getting ready to plant new shrubs in your landscape? Before you buy another plant or dig another hole, watch this quick step-by-step video tutorial. I've included tips about plant selection, hole sizing, mulching & more. Get ready ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Design Tips, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Native Plants, Planting, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Roots, Shrubs, Tips, Wildlife
Monarda punctata flowers

Let’s See Your Landscape!


August 5, 2020

We want to see your landscape! At UF/IFAS Extension, we spend a lot of time looking at landscapes in distress. Pests, disease diagnosis, water issues, mucky ponds, invasive plants, etc. Don't get me wrong... it's our specialty, and we ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildlife
Vibrant flowers

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program – 2020!


May 26, 2020

Attention gardeners! Landscape designers! Green-industry pros! 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. The annual contest is ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Aesthetics, Curb Appeal, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Reslilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

How do I attract the “good bugs?”


October 16, 2019

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Beneficial Insects, Caterpillars, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscaping, Pest Management, Pests, Right Place, Right Plant
Vibrant flowers

Is Your Landscape Water-Wise?


May 10, 2019

Is your landscape water-wise? The Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is seeking to recognize landscapes from across the tri-county Tampa Bay* region that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. *(includes Pasco, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Rain Barrels, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise

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