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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.

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Contact: Lisa Meredith at (813) 744-5519 X 54146 or by email at

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Agencies and Organizations

Contact Our Agents

Agent, Residential Horticulture
Nicole Pinson

Master Gardener Help Desk                                                                                                                     (813) 744-5519 x 4

Agent, Florida Friendly LandscapingTM
Lynn Barber
(813) 744-5519 x 54105

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

Sheila Monahan
(813) 744-5519 x54144
Water-Wise Program and Microirrigation

UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

Phone (813) 744-5519

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5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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