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Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM

Preserving and protecting Florida's water resources is the focus of the Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) Program, which promotes 9 key principles with public outreach and education statewide. The FFL Program is a joint venture of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida Institue of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). The FFL Program works in cooperation with the state's five water management districts and other agencies and organizations to achieve the common goals of water conservation and water quality protection.

Knowing ways to conserve water and energy in the landscape is a positive step towards helping the environment for future generations to enjoy! You not only reduce your maintenance, but minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that need to be applied to your yard.

For more detailed information, please refer to the FFL state office website or to the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook.

Tri-County Resident Water School

Presentations include irrigation basics & troubleshooting, fertilizer calibration, new Florida-Friendly Landscaping apps, septic systems & environmental impacts, & general retention pond management & aquatic plant selection.

Event: Saturday, July 20, 2019  |  5339 County Road 579, Seffner 33584

Time: 8:30am - 2pm

Fee: $15 *includes lunch*

Stroll our Florida-friendly gardens, learn new things & receive cool giveaway items.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101

Plants, Pollinators and Professionals, held on May 18, 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County – Attendees (a total of 118) requested copies of the presentations made at this educational event and they are posted here. Thanks to those that were able to attend. Hope to see all of you and even more at this event in 2020. - Lynn Barber

Edible Garden

Right place, right plant 

Landscape Professional    

Bees Butterflies Dragonflies

Plants, Pollinators and Professionals 

 

2019 Recycled Yard Art Contest

Recycled Yart Art Winner 2017 Yard Minion

Flyer: 2020 Recycled Yard Art Flyer

Entry Form: 2020 Entry Form

Entry Rules: 2020 Recycled Yard Art Rules

Contact: Lisa Meredith at (813) 744-5519 X 54146 or by email at meredithl@hcflgov.net

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Nicole Pinson
(813) 744-5519 x 54145
Agent, Residential Horticulture
Master Gardener Help Desk                                                                                                                     (813) 744-5519 x 4
(813) 744-5519 x 54105
Agent, Florida Friendly Landscaping

Lisa Meredith
(813) 744-5519 x 54146
Composting, Community and School Gardens

Paula Staples
(813) 744-5519 ext. 54142
Irrigation Evaluations, Education for Communities and Residents

Jacqlyn Rivas
(813) 744-5519 x54144
Microirrigation Program Coordinator


UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

Phone (813) 744-5519

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Address
5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

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