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Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Happy New Year everyone! Are you thinking about taking on a New Year’s resolution or two? How about adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices? Water Wednesdays in January will focus Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

What Is Florida-Friendly Landscaping?

Florida Friendly Yard sign. Shrubs, yard, landscaping, Florida Friendly Yard. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.

I understand there’s a myth circulating that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) means a ‘plant it and forget it’ landscape or one that looks wild and untamed. This is not the image we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape. FFL is attractive, low-maintenance landscapes that protect our natural resources by conserving water, reducing pollution and waste, creating wildlife habitat and preventing soil erosion. Implementing FFL practices saves you time, money and energy.

Nine Principles of FFL

Florida-Friendly Landscaping consists of nine principles:

  1. Right Plant, Right Place.
  2. Water Efficiently.
  3. Fertilize Appropriately.
  4. Mulch.
  5. Attract Wildlife.
  6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly.
  7. Recycle Yard Waste
  8. Reduce Stormwater Runoff.
  9. Protect the Waterfront.

 

Topics and Registrations

We will introduce you some easy practices to make your yard Florida-Friendly. All the events will be hosted on Zoom and broadcast to Facebook Live on Wednesdays, 2 PM ET.

Jan 13, Mulching, Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fPwDu_Z4RJiiEs24ySL6uA

Jan 20, Composting for Waterwise Landscape, Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jPxBN1ZoTKmuxuHHANN6WA

Jan 27, Landscape Design, Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WIllrqC-Tw-wOzUXtrlkoQ

 

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