Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Tennille Herron
With more than 300,000 new residents expected annually, Florida has a booming population and, as a result, housing industry. With so many new Floridians entering the state, it begs the question, what do Floridians think of their lawns and landscape maintenance requirements?
In this UF/IFAS Extension publication, Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians’ Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements, MREC faculty member Hayk Khachatryan and team explore Floridian’s perceptions of their landscapes and their maintenance requirements.
Key takeaways from this research include: turfgrass covers the largest area in Florida residential landscapes; Florida landscapes are maintained weekly or biweekly for 5-6 hours per month; and landscape maintenance is important to Floridians partially due to resulting positive community interactions or vibes.
For more information, visit this UF/IFAS Extension publication here.