Florida Friendly Landscaping
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Right Plant, Right Place
Plants selected to suit a specific site will require minimal amounts of water, fertilizer and pesticides.
Less is often best. Over-utilization of fertilizers can be unhealthy to your yard and environment.
Reduce Water Runoff
Water running off from your yard can carry pollutants such as soil, debris, fertilizer and pesticides that can adversely impact water quality. Reduction of this runoff will prevent nonpoint source pollution.
Protect the Waterfront
Gain understanding that everyone lives in a watershed that eventually flows into awaterbody. Every homeowner has an impact on our natural resources.
Irrigate only when your lawn and landscape need water. Efficient watering is key to a healthy Florida yard and conservation of limited resources.
Control Yard Pests Responsibly
Unwise use of pesticides can harm people, pets, beneficial organisms, and the environment.
Plants in your yard that provide food, water, and shelter can conserve Florida’s diverse wildlife.
Maintaining a 3″ layer of mulch will help retain soil moisture, prevent erosion, and suppress weeds.
Grass clippings, leaves, and yard trimmings recycled on site provide nutrients to the soil.